Thursday, July 29, 2010

Youth Environmental Education Grant Program-Call for Applications

Youth Environmental Education Grant Program applications are being accepted through October 8, 2010, by the Lowcountry Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council. Please direct inquiries and applications to Steve Edwards, Lowcountry RC&D, Colleton County Human Services Center, 219 South Lemacks Street, Walterboro, SC, 29488, (843) 549-5596 or

These grants are not for individual students; rather they are intended for programs that teach environmental awareness to youth. Applications can be submitted from anywhere within the state.

This program was created to encourage and enhance natural resources education for South Carolina’s young adults. The Youth Education Committee will award grants up to $2000 to promote, enhance, or assist with environmental education programs for youth. Funding comes from the Lowcountry RC&D Council's Wildlife Incentives Program seed sales. Certified and treated one year old corn, soybean and sorghum seed are offered each spring for wildlife planting and wheat seed is offered each fall.

Applications must be mailed (no faxes or emails) and must be the original application—no photocopies will be accepted. All grant recipients will be required to submit an article to the local news media with a copy to Lowcountry RC&D to justify use of grant funds.

Download and print out the application at:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SC Education Policy Fellow Program

SC-EPFP is a 10-month professional development program for emerging leaders in education and related fields designed to work toward the implementation of sound education policy and practice in South Carolina by:

•Engaging stakeholders;
•Enlarging networks;
•Developing leaders;
•Deepening understanding;
•Honing skills;
•Creating consensus; and
•Building capacity.

for more information and/or to apply for this program, please visit:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Botanical Gardens expanding beyond Flowers!!

Here is an interesting article talking about the trends of botanical gardens expanding beyond flowers, looking at growing more food plants and hosting food activities, as well as using the garden for art and cultural experiences. Does this article inspire you for other ways that you can use your school garden?