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NH Schoolyard Action Grants – Now Accepting Applications


NH Schoolyard Action Grants – Now Accepting Applications

CONCORD, N.H. — Grants are available to schools with students pre-kindergarten through grade twelve to engage in projects to enhance the schoolyard for wildlife habitat, to connect students with the outdoors and to integrate nature with student learning. Grant applications are being accepted through January 30, 2017. For more information and a grant application, please visit www.nhaudubon.org.

The recently created New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field office, N.H. Project Learning Tree, N.H. Fish and Game and New Hampshire Audubon. The partnership was created to make it easier for school staff to apply for a grant to enhance the schoolyard. Now, a common grant application works for all four of the partner organizations and greatly simplifies the application process.

Examples of projects that have been funded by the partner organizations in the past include the establishment of pollinator gardens, creation of outdoor learning areas, solar-powered bird baths, and the replanting of school grounds with native plants that enhance wildlife habitat. Other types of projects eligible for support include trail or pond building, citizen science activities and water or bird feeding stations. Projects or items not eligible for funding include vegetable gardens, staff and field trips.

Both student and community involvement in planning and on-site work is strongly encouraged. Professional consultation is available for project planning.

Questions may be directed to these partners:

  • NH Fish and Game, Mary Goodyear, mary.goodyear@wildlife.nh.gov
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ted Kendziora, ted_kendziora@fws.gov
  • NH Project Learning Tree, Judy Silverberg, judy.silverberg@gmail.com
  • NH Audubon, Hilary Chapman, hchapman@nhaudubon.org

The McLane Center is located at 84 Silk Farm Road in Concord. For more information visit: www.nhaudubon.org

### About New Hampshire Audubon Founded in 1914, New Hampshire Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent, statewide, membership organization operating four nature centers throughout the state. Professional educators conduct programs for children, families, and adults. Staff biologists and volunteers lead wildlife conservation efforts. New Hampshire Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on New Hampshire Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 603-224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org

CONTACT: Hilary Chapman 603-224-9909 x 337 hchapman@nhaudubon.org, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord NH 03301 www.nhaudubon.org

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