• Monday, January 11, 2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Listen to our NEW Podcast!

    Listen now from your preferred podcast provider or from our website!

    We are pleased to share with you our newest project: Talking with Green Teachers, a podcast featuring discussions with environmental educators from around the globe. In each interview-style episode, we hear the human side of EE, while discussing some of the big questions facing this diverse branch of education.


  • Monday, January 11, 2021 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our webinars are open to everyone and anyone interested (and can be freely viewed up to 30 days after the live session), but you need to register in advance. Please see the details below and share this email with friends and colleagues who might be interested in these sessions.

    Register for any of the webinars below at https://greenteacher.com/webinars/

    Teaching Kids and Teens About Climate Change

    Presenter: Ian Shanahan
    Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST


    Cost: FREE for members of OSEE and $10 for the general public.

    Register here

    For the foreseeable future, the topic of climate change will overshadow all that we do in environmental education. Yet educating young people about climate change is challenging. The science is complex and the solutions are not simple. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss the latest science, the numerous challenges faced by educators inside and outside of schools, and then introduce simple science experiments and practical approaches to teaching about climate change. We’ll learn to use K–12 activities developed by educators across North America that explore the greenhouse effect, the importance of a stable climate, clean air, the real cost of cars, and car-trip reduction programs for high schools.

     

    This webinar is part of OSEE’s Interactions Live webinar series.

                                   

    Preparing for extreme weather at your school

    Presenter: Sidney Howlett and Cheryl Evans
    Date and time: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021; 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST

    Cost: FREE but we welcome donations.

    Register here


    Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in Canada? And yet, many are not prepared to protect against the impacts of extreme weather events such as floods, which are often caused by climate change. When it comes to flood protection, we can learn how to plan, take action, and record impact! In this webinar, we will be taking a deep dive into the Flood:Ed program — an exciting challenge for students that offers hands-on learning about flood planning and resilience. Join us in discussing the impacts of flooding both at home and school while exploring ways to stay protected!

    This webinar is presented in partnership with GreenLearning.

    The Plastic Problem and What We Can Do About It

    Presenter: Rachel Salt

    Date and time:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021; 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST

    Cost: FREE but we welcome donations.

    Register here

     

    Join author Rachel Salt, as she discusses her two recently-published books, The Plastic Problem and Your Plastic Footprint. Though plastic has numerous benefits, our reliance on this
    sturdy, light, and flexible material, paired with its longevity and our changing consumer habits means we’ve created a real plastic problem. However, there are reasons to be hopeful! This webinar will investigate the many meaningful and creative ways people around the world are working to manage, reduce and eliminate plastic waste, while providing ideas for classroom activities that can be taught virtually.

                                     

                                      

    Empowering Youth Voices on Climate Change Policy

    Presenter: J.P. Jepp, Dale Beugin, James Harper, and Sidney Howelett

    Date and time: Wednesday, February 17, 2021; 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST

    Cost: FREE but we welcome donations.

    Register here

     

    What role does policy play in combating climate change and how can we empower our students to take action on these issues? Join GreenLearning’s expert panel as they discuss climate change policy in Canada and around the world. They will provide practical resources as well as programs and strategies for teaching youth about climate change and empowering them to take action.

    This webinar is presented in partnership with GreenLearning.

    Opportunities, Barriers, Strategies towards Inclusion

    Presenter: Karen Lai

    Date and time: Thursday, February 18, 2021; 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:00-5:30 p.m. PST

    Cost: FREE but we welcome donations.

    Register here

    Inclusion is a complex word and it is filled with different layers and meanings. This webinar will focus on the implementation of inclusion. It will include some strategies for working with the complexity of inclusion as well as the challenges and the opportunities it presents. Karen will create the space for people to be vulnerable and curious to share with one another. There will also be opportunities for people to enter into breakout room groups and share their voices through the chatbox.

     

    This webinar is presented in partnership with the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)Take Me Outside (TMO), and Classrooms to Communities (C2C).

    STEAM Based Learning: Building Renewable Energy Technologies

    Presenter: Paula McGarrigle and Sidney Howlett

    Date and time: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021; 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST; 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST

    Cost: FREE but we welcome donations.

    Register here

     

    What are renewable energy technologies and why is it important to teach students about them? This one-hour webinar will answer these questions and provide practical tools, ideas, and resources for how to incorporate hands-on learning about renewable energy technologies in your grade 4–12 classrooms. Hear how schools and classrooms across Canada are preparing students for their energy future using GreenLearning’s Re-Energy Program using STEAM Based learning.

     

    This webinar is presented in partnership with GreenLearning.


  • Saturday, January 09, 2021 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    THIS WEEK'S OCEAN JOBS LIST


    For the complete list and full descriptions find the ocean jobs page at https://sevenseasmedia.org/We add 20 to 30 new opportunities per week with 40k views per month!


    We work hard to provide this jobs list and newsletter to you every week for free. If you find your next job from this list, or a new employee, please consider a tax-deductible donation as a thank you.


    1. Digital Marketing Specialist, Oceana, Washington, DC

    2. Coastal Engineer, Dudek, Encinitas, CA

    3. Sr. Program Officer, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine., Washington, DC

    4. Outreach Officer on Exp. 396: Mid-Norwegian Continental Margin Magmatism, The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), Palisades, NY

    5. Policy Engagement Fellow, COMPASS, Washington, DC/Remote

    6. Human Dimensions Conservation Science Senior Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington DC

    7. K-12 Coastal Engineering Associate, UNCW MarineQuest More than just another day at the beach, Wilmington, NC

    8. Coral Reef Restoration Associate (Temporary), Coral Restoration Foundation™, Key Largo FL

    9. Project and Outreach Manager, Coral Reef Alliance Environmental NGO with a mission to save the world’s coral reefs, Remote

    10. Regional Finance Manager, Asia, IUCN, Bangkok, Thailand

    11. Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

    12. Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservation, WWF Washington, DC, Washington, DC 

    13. Internship – Marketing and Public Relations Intern (Summer 2021), 11th Hour Racing Inc., Newport, RI

    14. Internship – Grantmaking and Research Intern (Summer 2021), 11th Hour Racing Inc., Newport, RI

    15. Internship – Sponsorship Intern (Summer 2021), 11th Hour Racing Inc., Newport, RI

    16. Sr. Electronics Technician, Marine Applied Research & ExplorationMARE, Richmond, CA

    17. Fishery Biologist 1- Redds and Stranding, The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Red Bluff, CA

    18. Internal Audit Assistant, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Honiara, Solomon Islands

    19. Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, ZP-0480-4 (MAP), NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD

    20. Research Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-4/5 (Direct Hire), NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA

    21. Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – COMPASS Interreg Project, Marine Institute - Foras Na Mara, Co. Galway, Ireland

    22. #107320 Data Systems Analyst 3, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, La Jolla Ranch, CA

    23. #106811 Chief Operating Officer – Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, La Jolla Ranch, CA

    24. Interdisciplinary Meteorologist/Hydrologist, GS-1340/1315-11/12 (MAP), NOAA, State College, PA

    25. Environmental Officer, Marine Stewardship Council, South Korea

    26. OPS F & W BS-II – 77902012, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Sunrise, FL

    27. Director, Office of Protected Resources, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

    28. Program Support Assistant, ZS-0303-5 (MAP), NOAA, Honolulu, HI

    29. AmeriCorps STEM Education Ambassadors (SEA), New England Science & Sailing Foundation ("NESS"), New London, CT

    30. Large Whale Biologist, Integrated Statistics, Woods Hole, MA


  • Saturday, January 09, 2021 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Intern - Diversity Outreach

    Salary 

    $10.80 - $14.60 Hourly

    Location 

    Bradenton, FL

    Job Type

    Part-Time (Temporary)

    Department

    Parks and Natural Resources

    Job Number

    20-00434

    Closing

    1/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

    General Information

    LOCATION: G.T. Bray, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W

    Hours: Variable

     

    Parks and Natural Resources Department, Diversity Outreach Intern, December 2020
    Interns working with the Education and Volunteer Program will help develop and present outreach programs that will help traditionally underserved populations better connect to Manatee County’s parks, preserves, and resources. This work will result in a better understanding of the preserves’ history and natural resources as they relate to the experience of local diverse communities. This is a unique opportunity for an inquisitive and self-motivated individual to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved Manatee County residents.  The intern is required to propose, develop, and implement a personal project which will serve as a lasting result of their internship.  Examples: series of educational videos, brochure to accompany interpretive signage, or new type of program or nature center exhibit.

    Job Description

    The internship will last for one full semester.
    Primary Duties:
    Helps develop and implement concise and engaging educational content for a variety of educational offerings, such as park-based “pop-up” programs, guided nature tours, story times, children’s science activities, and nature education videos.
    Assists in providing programming targeted towards underserved audiences. Presents to groups of 4 – 20 people, possibly more, Communicates complex information in a meaningful way to diverse audiences.
    Ensures the final project meets goals and is appropriate for the designated audience and medium.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge/Abilities/Skills
    Able to organize own work and prioritize tasks, deal effectively with changing priorities, and meet deadlines.
    Ability to research and fact find historical information for traditionally marginalized populations and specific target groups.
    Familiarity with interpretive methods, such as thematic content creation and writing highly desired
    Familiarity with Florida’s wildlife, plants, and habitats.
    Good knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job duties.
    Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, the general public, and other stakeholders.  
    Work is closely supervised
    Working Conditions
    Indoor office and outdoor field environment.  County vehicles will be available for transportation; however, the intern should be prepared to transport themselves to and from all work sites in a private/personal vehicle.  Occasionally required to work other than normal business hours.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:
    Verifiable college coursework in education, environmental studies, or related field.  
    Experience working with diverse communities and traditionally marginalized populations.
    Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or have graduated the previous semester.
    Applicants must have a strong interest in community outreach and education and a desire to share nature with the public.
    Valid driver license required.

    APPLY

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program are excited to continue the series of virtual School Garden Leadership Trainings this spring! This training and networking experience is designed for Florida school garden leaders of all levels to build gardening confidence, foster collaboration among leaders, and strengthen garden programs for long-term success.

     

    Spring sessions will take place online via Zoom on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm EDT/EST.

     

    • Feb. 2: “Drip, Drip, Hooray!” – Irrigation basics and beyond
    • Feb. 16: “1 plant + 2 plants = Propagation” – Cutting, layering, grafting, etc.
    • March 16: “Splashing Around” – Hydroponics from beginning to end
    • March 30: “Here fishy, fishy, fishy!” – Aquaponics in the classroom
    • April 6: “Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, Off to Work We Go” – Careers in the industry
    • April 20: “NPK Alphabet Soup” – Navigating fertilizers

     

    Participants must register for each session separately according to availability by selecting desired dates in Eventbrite. Register for the live sessions and/or sign up to receive a link to the recordings here: https://fl-school-garden-training-2020-2021.eventbrite.com!

     

    For questions about the training, please contact Jennifer Morgenthal at jennifer@agtag.org or (352) 846-1391 or Kelly Wilson at kelly.wilson@ufl.edu or (239) 271-8244.


  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. Webinar: "What is Good Data?" - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Online Farmer Programs
    January 6 // 1:30pm
    CISA's Winter Workshops for Farmers begins with a basic financial management
    and analysis class that will set the stage for more in-depth program
    opportunities from January through March. In this workshop, we'll talk about "good data", all the things you need to take into consideration as you get ready to analyze your business and make decisions for growth. The webinar will cover:
    1) Different types of recordkeeping systems
    2) How to organize your financial transactions so you can get the information
    you need to make decisions
    3) A framework to think about numbers as you get ready to do seasonal
    planning.
    Register here.

    2. Webinar: Head Start: Providing Food and Nutrition Services During COVID-19
    January 13 // 1-2:30pm ET
    Food insecurity has worsened during the pandemic. The number of children in households struggling with food insecurity has more than tripled. As the pandemic continues, we encourage programs to take advantage of available flexibilities to ensure children’s nutritional needs are being met. Join the Office of Head Start for a webinar on best practices to combat food insecurity during COVID-19. It will feature experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety. Register here

    3. Save the Date: 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing
    January 19, 2021
    On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, W.K. Kellogg Foundation invites you to join them for the 5th annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day will be centered around experiences rooted in truth-telling that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. It’s a day for authentic dialogues, so people can start to see and hear each other. A day to share our stories, to recognize our shared humanity, so we can come together and transform the world around us. This year, Baratunde Thurston is the host, and you'll be joined by leading advocates, musicians, artists and others, who are taking action to help heal our communities. Learn more about WKKF’s YouTube premiere event for the National Day of Racial Healing and RSVP today.  

    4. USDA 2501 Stakeholder Feedback Session
    January 25 // 1pm ET
    USDA's Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) has announced the rescheduled stakeholder listening session on the 2501 program. This listening session was originally scheduled for this fall, but rescheduled for January 25th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET.  Section 2501 funding was established to assist producers of color, in response to legal decisions on USDA's history of discrimination. The listening session is a chance for producers who fall in this category, or those who serve them, to give feedback on how programs to serve "socially disadvantaged" farmers and ranchers are doing. The 2018 Farm Bill requires USDA to solicit input from stakeholders annually on the program, and given all of the frustration and disappointments with the administration of the program this year, it will be important for folks to attend and share their feedback directly to USDA - especially as a new Administration steps in and is deciding priorities for the coming year (and beyond). National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition published an analysis of this year's 2501 (& CCP) grants.

    5. Innovations in State Policy and Implications for Local and Regional Food Sectors
    January 25 // 1pm ET
    Join the Local Food System Response to COVID, a project of the USDA and University of Kentucky (and others,  on the 3rd Monday of each month for a facilitated cross-sectoral discussion on topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, state policies and consumer behavior. Register and view past recordings. 

    6. 2021 Iowa State University Community Food Systems Annual Event (Virtual)
    February 12
    This year’s event will focus on Retail and Leadership Within Community Food Systems, lifting up best practices around the nation in all community food systems areas. Come learn, engage, and discuss ways to promote community engagement, collective action, and food systems projects. Register for the conference here. Cost is $20. Registration closes Feb. 5.

    7. Webinar Recording: From Erasure to Resilience: The Future of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Indian Country
    For thousands of years before European contact, indigenous peoples enjoyed self-sufficiency and self-determination. After land seizures and forced relocations many Tribes lost the ability to sustain themselves. Colonialism, structural racism and failed US federal policies have led to Native Americans suffering some of the highest rates of poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related diseases. The ongoing Native-led efforts to achieve food security and food sovereignty across Indian Country are and have always been urgent in a post-colonial world – and recent events have thrown that need into stark relief and brought the priorities of Indian Country into the national conversation. Watch this panel discussion featuring advocates who defy the persistence of Native invisibility, harness the resilience of Tribal Nations today, and lift up the promise of Native food systems and agriculture. Watch here

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Application
    Deadline: January 8
    The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now available! The solicitation officially opened October 16th, 2020, and will remain open until 11:59pm ET on January 8th, 2021. FNS seeks to award up to $10 million this fiscal year. New for FY 2021, institutions operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program at non-school based sites are included in the definition of eligible schools and may apply for funding. 

    2. Young Farmer Grant Program 2021 Applications
    Deadline: January 15
    In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses. Thanks to support from Chipotle Young Farmers is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers across the country. Young Farmer Grants can be used to support everyday needs from infrastructure projects, operating costs, and professional development, to off-farm expenses like childcare, housing, and student loan debt. The funds could also be used to get that extra boost to start up a new operation. Learn more and apply.

    3. 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
    Deadline: February 5
    The 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit and tax exempt organizations (including schools) in the United States and US Territories. This year, 175 grants worth a collective total of $100,000 will be awarded. 150 grant recipients will be awarded a check for $500 to support their initiatives, and 25 programs will receive a check for $1,000. Learn more here

    4. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
    Deadline: March 16, 2021
    USDA NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. Applications are due March 16, 2021. Learn more here

    5. FY21/22 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) RFA
    Deadline: March 25, 2021 and March 24, 2022
    The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) provides funds to support education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. Deadline is March 25, 2021 for FY21 projects and March 24, 2022 for FY22 projects. Max grants are $600,000 (3 years) for both standard and EET grants. USDA will hold a stakeholder webinar on January 27th at 1:00pm CT for applicants who have any questions about the RFA. Details on page 4 of the RFA. Learn more and apply.

    6. Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
    Deadline: May 4, 2021
    USDA's NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. Learn more here

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    1. Webinar: "What is Good Data?" - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Online Farmer Programs
    January 6 // 1:30pm
    CISA's Winter Workshops for Farmers begins with a basic financial management
    and analysis class that will set the stage for more in-depth program
    opportunities from January through March. In this workshop, we'll talk about "good data", all the things you need to take into consideration as you get ready to analyze your business and make decisions for growth. The webinar will cover:
    1) Different types of recordkeeping systems
    2) How to organize your financial transactions so you can get the information
    you need to make decisions
    3) A framework to think about numbers as you get ready to do seasonal
    planning.
    Register here.

    2. Save the Date: 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing
    January 19, 2021
    On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, W.K. Kellogg Foundation invites you to join them for the 5th annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day will be centered around experiences rooted in truth-telling that lead to racial healing for a more just and equitable future. It’s a day for authentic dialogues, so people can start to see and hear each other. A day to share our stories, to recognize our shared humanity, so we can come together and transform the world around us. This year, Baratunde Thurston is the host, and you'll be joined by leading advocates, musicians, artists and others, who are taking action to help heal our communities. Learn more about WKKF’s YouTube premiere event for the National Day of Racial Healing and RSVP today.  

     

    3. Webinar Recording: From Erasure to Resilience: The Future of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Indian Country
    For thousands of years before European contact, indigenous peoples enjoyed self-sufficiency and self-determination. After land seizures and forced relocations many Tribes lost the ability to sustain themselves. Colonialism, structural racism and failed US federal policies have led to Native Americans suffering some of the highest rates of poverty, food insecurity, and diet-related diseases. The ongoing Native-led efforts to achieve food security and food sovereignty across Indian Country are and have always been urgent in a post-colonial world – and recent events have thrown that need into stark relief and brought the priorities of Indian Country into the national conversation. Watch this panel discussion featuring advocates who defy the persistence of Native invisibility, harness the resilience of Tribal Nations today, and lift up the promise of Native food systems and agriculture. Watch here


  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    1. Center for Science in the Public Interest's State and Local Policy Campaign Grant Funding Opportunities 
    Deadline: Rolling basis until December 31
    CSPI is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for state and local advocates working to advance innovative policies to measurably improve the food environments in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and federal, state, and local programs to support public health, especially for low-income families and communities of color. Learn more and apply. 

    2. 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
    Grant application opens: January 2021
    The 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit and tax exempt organizations (including schools) in the United States and US Territories. Sign up to be notified when the grant application opens.

    3. 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Application
    Deadline: January 8
    The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now available! The solicitation officially opened October 16th, 2020, and will remain open until 11:59pm ET on January 8th, 2021. FNS seeks to award up to $10 million this fiscal year. New for FY 2021, institutions operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program at non-school based sites are included in the definition of eligible schools and may apply for funding. 

    4. Young Farmer Grant Program 2021 Applications
    Deadline: January 15
    In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses. Thanks to support from Chipotle Young Farmers is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers across the country. Young Farmer Grants can be used to support everyday needs from infrastructure projects, operating costs, and professional development, to off-farm expenses like childcare, housing, and student loan debt. The funds could also be used to get that extra boost to start up a new operation. Learn more and apply.

    5. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
    Deadline: March 16, 2021
    USDA NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. Applications are due March 16, 2021. Learn more here

    6. Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
    Deadline: May 4, 2021
    USDA's NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. Learn more here

     

    7. 2020/2021 FAITC Teacher Grants - Due January 31, 2021

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will be offering Teacher Grants for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 FAITC has moved the application deadline from October to January 31, 2021. The grant is open to general education and agriscience teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who want to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas.

     

    The deadline for applications will be January 31, but we will only be accepting the first 40 complete applications. Be sure to read the Application and Guidelines for helpful hints on completing the application correctly. The guidelines may have changed slightly, so make sure you read them carefully.

     

    For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/.

     

    8. 2020/2021 FAITC School Garden Grants - Go live January 4, 2021

    The School Garden Grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for GradesGardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that include lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects.

     

    The grant application will go live January 4th and will stay open until funds have been expended or February 28th. Grant funding will be awarded for up to $500 for these grants.

     

    For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/school-garden-grants/.

    9. Florida Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award Application

    Due February 26, 2021

    Are you a Florida teacher who uses agriculture to teach your state standards? If so, you are eligible for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. Winners win a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, in 2021 the conference will be in Des Moines, Iowa. This is your chance to brag about all the great things you are doing in your classroom!

     

    There are 4 categories: elementary school, middle school, high school and middle school agriscience. From there we will pick an overall winner. Applications are due by February 26, 2021.


    To learn more and apply visit https://faitc.org/awards/.


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