PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2018 — Fourteen schools are receiving grant funding from the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Blue School Grant Program for projects to enhance student development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related topics. Thirty-seven teachers applied for funding this year and of them the top 14 projects were selected. The program offers a total of $20,000 in financial support to teachers working to promote water resource protection through hands-on learning opportunities.
“It’s heartening to see interest grow and the number of applications for the Blue School Grant Program continue to increase,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “I commend these teachers for coordinating projects that will help inspire our future scientists and engineers.”
Schools receiving 2018–19 Blue School Grant funds are:
The Blue School Grant Program, now in its third year, provides grants of up to $2,000 for a range of 6-12th grade educational programs to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Projects may include water quality improvement field studies, water conservation garden projects, classroom/community awareness and freshwater resources educational programs.
For more details on a particular project funded through this year’s Blue School Grant Program please reach out to the media contact listed at the top of this release. For information about Blue School grants in general, visit the district’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/education/blue-school.