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Conservation Teacher of the Year: $1000 Grant

The Nongame Conservation Section of Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division offers a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Project proposals must include Georgia's nongame wildlife (animals not fished for or hunted and rare plants not harvested) as the context for learning curriculum standards.

One teacher is selected based on project design and how well the grant proposal questions are answered. 

Funding is made available by The Environmental Resources Network. TERN is the friends group of the Nongame Conservation Section.

The 2016 grant was awarded to Tiffany Smith, a third-grade teacher at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary in Forsyth. Read the news release.

Pictured below, from left, are Linda May, Nongame Conservation Section environmental outreach coordinator, Hubbard third-grade teachers Marnai Boose, Amy Carter, Tiffany Smith (grant recipient), Katie Whitley and Lynn Grizzard, and TERN representative Ron Lee. While Smith submitted the award-winning grant proposal, all of the school's third-grade educators and students will work on the bog garden project.

Details on the 2017 grant will be available in mid-2017 and posted here and at www.eeingeorgia.org.

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