Making Democracy Work

Environmental Education Grant

Environmental Management Education Initiative

What is the Environmental Education Grant?

The LWVOR in conjunction with the LWVTN Education Fund has been awarded a grant from the New Mexico Community Foundation - Community Involvement Fund (NMCF-CIF) to educate young people and minorities about environmental management on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

The goal of the grant is to educate the community on the environmental management process, valid risks to public safety, realistic expectations for remediation and reuse, and to inform local residents on how to have their voices heard.

Grant Actions & Events

LWVOR, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) and the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (ORUUC) are working together to complete two environmental education initiatives.

Community School will consist of an adult education event and field trip, developed to address environmental management issues relevant to young adults and newer area residents. Environmental education and a field trip will be provided to K-8 students during ORUUC's summer Rainbow Camp.

Become a Grant Volunteer

Have a passion for community outreach? Want to become more involved with educating newer and younger residents about environmental issues in the Oak Ridge area?

We need your ideas for hosting a community event, or participating in an existing event, in the June-September time frame where we can invite organizations with an interest in environmental management to interact with a diverse group of area residents.

We need help with publicity to reach out to younger, newer and minority residents about our grant initiatives.

We need ideas for contaminated and remediated environmental sites to visit on planned field trips.

Contact Natalie Landry with your ideas and to volunteer for the Community School. Contact Tandy Scheffler with your ideas and to volunteer for the ORUUC Rainbow Camp.

Grant Facebook Page

To access the grant Facebook page, log into Facebook, then enter "Oak Ridge Reservation Environmental Education Initiative" in the Search Facebook box at the top of the page. After the grant page appears, click the LIKE button.

Documents

Grant Midterm Report - May 1, 2015