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Congratulations to Our First Mini-Grant Recipients!

After a detailed review by a committee of EENC life members and board members, we are proud to announce the recipients of EENC's inaugural mini-grant! These educators are taking on projects ranging from outdoor classrooms to gardens to tools for outdoor learning to racial equity training.

Congratulations to the awardees:

  • Julie Hall, NC Museum of Natural Sciences- Citizen Science Adventure Backpacks at Prairie Ridge

  • Shannon Unger, Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks- Racial Equity Training offered by the Racial Equity Institute

  • Leanna Staton, Clay County Soil & Water Conservation - Ag Class Community Project at Hayesville High School

  • Mir Youngquist-Thurow, Agape Center for Environmental Education - Water Quality Abiotic Testing at Agape

  • Diane Mason, Agape Center for Environmental Education - Monarchs and Milkweed project at Fuquay Varina Elementary Schools

  • Shalyn Yost, Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County - Outdoor Explorers Club

  • Beth Cranford - Durham Community Preschool Tools for Outdoor Learning

  • Katie Lockhart, Town of Garner - Storybook Trail at White Deer Park

  • Jamie Dunleavy, Union County Schools - Outdoor Classroom at Union Academy Charter School

As our grant recipients finish their projects through the year, we'll be sharing more details and photos of their work. Stay tuned to see how these EENC members are promoting excellence in environmental education!


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