Conservation Education Grants

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Conservation Education Grants

  

Sponsored by SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Website:http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/grantInfo.htm
Contact:SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
9205 Southpark Ctr. Loop Ste. 400
Orlando, FL 32819

Email: swbgfund@seaworld.com (For questions)
Description:The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (SWBGCF) makes grants in four priority areas: conservation education, species research, habitat protection, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Within the area of conservation education, funding priorities include the following:
Nature deficit disorder: encouraging youth to spend time outdoors connecting with nature, and understanding the value of nature and mechanisms for sustainability.
Leadership development: identifying potential conservation leaders and developing their leadership skills and knowledge.
Alternative income: retraining and developing viable employment opportunities for people and communities reliant upon jobs that directly impact wildlife and habitat, such as poaching, livestock farming, or logging.

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, and schools and universities. The fund works with organizations to support programs that are science-based, solution-driven, and community-oriented. Each applicants is required to create a login and the application must be completed online.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Awards range from $10,000 to $25,000.
Deadline(s):Applications are due April 30 and November 30, annually.
Focus:Career and College Readiness, Environmental Education, Professional Development
Grade Level(s):K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Higher Ed, 9-12, Adult
Content Area(s): Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy, Financial, Entrepreneurial, Economic, Business Literacy
State(s):National
 
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