Apply Now: Education Grants Available

Photo by Alice Stroud
Photo by Alice Stroud

Save the Redwoods League is accepting applications for our Education Grants Program.

When I was in sixth grade, I went on a whale watching trip with my class. Although I spent much of the day trying not to throw up, it was still a memorable experience for me. To see humpback whales breach and swim next to us was truly amazing. It is that field trip that I always say inspired me to study biology and pursue a career in the environmental field.

A single school field trip or outdoor family experience can have a lasting impact on youth at any age. That is why the League makes it a priority to connect youth to the redwoods through our Redwood Education Grants Program, so they can experience and study these awe-inspiring forests.

Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks
Photo by Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks
Our education grants have given out over 470 grants, inspiring over 500,000 students to visit and learn more about redwood forests and all the plants and animals that live there.

Our education grants are distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout the coast redwood and giant sequoia ranges and are for youth of all ages.

Here are a few highlights from grant recipients last year:

  • 450 fifth grade students visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park to see some of the biggest trees in the world. One participant said, “Our trip to big trees was so amazing! It brought what we were learning in class alive because we learned about sequoia trees! When we got to Big Trees, I saw one, and I was so amazed about how beautiful they were! They were so tall and green!”
  • Two Oakland High Schools brought 24 students to Big Basin Redwoods State Park with Outward Bound for a three-day camping trip. Students overcame challenges, learned an appreciation for nature, and gained confidence in trying new activities.
  • Over 250 Richmond families, youth, and adults spent a weekend camping among the redwoods, learning about these amazing trees, and having fun with their friends and family.

Learn more about the League’s Education Grants Program and how you can apply for the 2019-2020 school year.

About the author

Deborah joined the League's staff in 2013 as the Education & Interpretation Manager. She brings with her extensive experience teaching science, developing curriculum and connecting kids to the natural world.

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3 Responses to “Apply Now: Education Grants Available”

  1. Carol knapp

    My Grandchildren are 6 and 12. I do not have a nonprofit but are there individual grants for middle school children and 2nd graders?
    I grew up in Florida, they did not preserve the old trees, but instead bull dozed them and built homes in every square inch of the state. I feel that Oregonians take the trees for granted.

    Thanks for any information.
    Carol Knapp

  2. Rev. Will Agee

    Thanks for continuing the good stewardship teaching path. Blessings all!! :)

    • Save the Redwoods League

      Thank you Rev. Will Agee for your kind words and support!


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