The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, the Utah Society for Environmental Education, and the Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education are in search of community-based organizations in our states that would like to engage their communities in environmental education initiatives. Is your organization looking to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully build partnerships that address an environmental concern? Then we want to hear from you! Selected applicants will receive training and funding to design and implement environmental education projects in their communities.

Our goal is to strengthen the ability of EE providers to effectively and successfully engage local communities in environmental education that will advance awareness, knowledge, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, action, and ultimately environmental conservation and stewardship.

Projects can take place in rural, suburban, and urban settings, in a local formal or non-formal context, and use outdoor, place-based, experiential, service-learning, and/or community-focused activities as the primary teaching tool(s). Projects may engage K-12 students, college students, families, or adults. Priority will be given to projects that engage underserved community members.

All projects should have the potential for long-term sustainability and/or duplication in other communities. One-time-only experiences such as field trips will not be funded.

You can access the application form here. Applications due 11:59pm August 2nd. For questions, contact Alex Porpora, [email protected].

This program is funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You can read more about their Environmental Education programs here.