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If we are to secure the long-term health and survival of redwood forests, we need to invest in building the next generation of caretakers.

SPAWN Kids and Teachers
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network helps students learn about the ecological relationships between healthy redwood forests and salmon populations in Marin County. Photo by Paola Bouley

How to Apply

We will be accepting applications for our 2017-2018 Education Grants cycle starting in October 2017. Please check back then for application details. League education grants are available to schools, park cooperating associations, and other qualified nonprofits engaged in high quality and meaningful redwood education.

Program Goals

The League’s Education Grants Program funds projects that:

  • Provide engaging, firsthand experiences of redwood forests for youth (pre-K — college); for example, through field trips, park interpretive programs, service projects, and after-school or family programs among the redwoods.
  • Connect youth to the redwoods who would not normally have the opportunity to visit the forests through culturally relevant projects that reflect the changing demographics of California and the United States including, but not limited to:

    » Projects that connect rural redwood region communities with the forest resource in their backyards.

    » Projects that connect urban communities with local, regional or distant redwoods.

  • Encourage classroom teachers to teach about redwoods as a topic and use the redwood forest as a laboratory to master state content standards through curriculum development or continuing education opportunities.

Redwood education topics may include, but are not limited to:  redwood forest characteristics, redwood ecology, associated watersheds, redwood forest-dependent species and redwood forest stewardship. Applicants may choose to focus their projects on either the coast redwoods or giant sequoias.


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Giving kids and adults the chance to learn about redwood forests will foster the next generation of caretakers who will value and support protecting redwood forests forever. Photo by Scott Catron

About Education Grants

 

Children from Canal Child Care Center explore redwoods in Marin County, thanks to a grant from Save the Redwoods League. On trips to a number of forests, participants used nets, binoculars, cameras, magnifying glasses and field guides to assist in examining their discoveries. Photo by Canal Care Center

Grantee Central

 

The unique aspect of LandPath's program is the multiple visits the students make to the same sight, each visit with a slightly different focus. Students shared their feelings of being in the forest with phrases such as, "this place is beautiful", "I feel so happy here", and "these trees are amazing."

Current and Past Grantees

 

 

Questions? Please contact the Education and Interpretation Manager at Education@SaveTheRedwoods.org or (415) 362-2352.