2018 Earth Day Grants
We had 3 winning Earth Day Grants this year for a total award of $2,000. A summary of the 3 projects follows:
2018 Erie County Envirothon - The Envirothon is being held on March 29th, 2018 and April 26th, 2018 at Village Green Park in Elma, New York. The program is done in two parts, Workshop Day and Competition Day. On Workshop day students learn about environmental topics firsthand from local professionals from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Earth Spirit Educational Services, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. On Competition day high school teams gather once again to compete to achieve the highest scores in the categories of forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue, 2018 Topic: Western Rangeland Management. This provides a very unique, positive program that expands students’ classrooms and enriches our community by advancing youth education and environmental stewardship.
The Green Window City Project - The Green Window City Project is a collaborative effort to build art installations with upcycled elements diverted from the waste stream, creating a pop-up gallery walk atmosphere. It provides a novel approach to educating our community on sustainability and environmental awareness in Buffalo. This year, they continue toward a goal of conscious, creative waste diversion by moving the project to Allentown, greatly expanding involvement and impact.
Teaching K-12 Pollution Prevention through Student Art and Science - The Buffalo Museum of Science has partnered with Erie County, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, and the Buffalo Zoo in this project. This educational opportunity will be accomplished through artistic means, by using plastic bags and rain barrels in art and video projects, while incorporating S.T.E.A.M. into the curriculum throughout the surrounding area schools. This exhibit will run from April 22 - June 2018 at the Buffalo Museum of Science.