ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
Protecting and stewarding our natural resources are integral to the health of our global, state and local community. Funding opportunities in this interest area can include wildlife conservation & protection, environmental advocacy and sustainability.
BRIT Green Revolution is an initiative that advances STEM equity & access by providing environmental opportunities that inspire the natural curiosities in all youth. The program utilizes the Botanical Research Institute of Texas & Fort Worth Botanic Gardens’ state of the art facilities and combined 110+ acres as a classroom for meaningful learning in its three programmatic platforms. STEM University provides environmental education that inspires youth development in STEM-related fields and 21st-century skills. STEM Society recognizes students that demonstrate a unique commitment to academic achievement, environmental stewardship and service in their schools and communities. Green Revolution After-School provides proven, innovative and easy to use environmental STEM development lessons to support after-school providers in inspiring the next generation.
Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 are needed to continue to grow program capacity and staff support.
The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is a natural area covering 3,621 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands, and includes over 20 miles of hiking trails. The park is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge was established with the mission: to preserve, protect, and conserve the park for future generations. Grant opportunities include:
- $2,500 – Provides food for feeding the “animal ambassadors” (including a hawk, alligators, snakes, turtles, fish, and more) that connect with more than 29,000 visitors each year.
- $5,000 – Provides care of the native bison herd that assists with land management of 210 acres of the Nature Center and provides 60,000 yearly visitors with the opportunity to see and learn about North America’s largest mammal.
- $5,000 – Supports an intern in developing the skills and experience for a career in conservation, enabling them to be highly competitive to agencies across the state upon completion.
The River Legacy Foundation supports the Living Science Center, a 25-year-old educational platform which offers a range of environmental education programs, including field investigations for urban public school students, free or low-cost public programs and festivals, summer classes, pre-school, home school, scouting and after-school classes. The center is the largest provider of environmental education in North Texas, educating more than 500,000 students.
Grants from $500 to $5,000 will help cover the gap between what schools are required to pay for curriculum-based field trips (due to limited budgets) and what River Legacy Foundation must raise through donations.
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