Educational resources

Blue School grant program overview

The St. Johns River Water Management District plans to offer up to $20,000 during the second year of its Blue School Grant Program—the 2017–2018 school year. Up to $2,000 per teacher, per school will be awarded to middle and high school teachers to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Public and charter school teachers within the district’s boundaries are eligible to apply.

The application period opened Aug. 1, 2017, and application deadline was Aug. 31, 2017, at 8 p.m. Winners were announced Oct. 11.

Four types of grants will be available — water quality field study, water conservation garden project, classroom/community awareness, and freshwater resources educational program.

Examples of successful grants from our inaugural year include:

  • Water quality comparison of stormwater ponds on campus
  • Micro-irrigation installation in school garden
  • Field trip to organic and conventional farms
  • Field trip to Altamonte Springs Science Incubator
  • Seagrass restoration project
  • Water conservation awareness posters and video

For more information, contact Jennifer Mitchell, education coordinator, at jmitchell@sjrwmd.com or 904-730-6283.

Expanding students’ appreciation for the value of water

Video: Through the district’s Blue School Grant Program, schools within the district are enhancing hands-on learning of Florida’s water resources.