Five environmental education projects have been awarded a total of $25,000 in grants from the National Nursing Centers Consortium, which in turn got the money from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant.
“NNCC’s environmental education programs have a proven track record of reducing environmental risks that threaten the health of children and underserved communities disproportionately,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin at an awards ceremony last week.
And the winners (with descriptions courtesy of EPA) are:
Briar Bush Nature Center in Abington, $4,992. Briar Bush will create a group of environmental stewards from local upper-elementary, middle and high school students to work on improving the quality of local creeks, streams and wetlands, and advocate for others in the community to get involved.