Grant for Teaching Conservation to 3rd-5th Graders

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 hMelanie Hartfield (Reagan Hartfield/Special to DNR)unted 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 2015 grant was awarded to Melanie Hartfield (pictured), a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Unity Grove Elementary in Locust Grove. Read the news release.

Details on the 2016 grant will be posted here and at

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