Posted July 28, 2015 3:39 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

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Georgia -( The Nongame Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in Georgia who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.

The grant is possible thanks to support from The Environmental Resource Network, or TERN, friends group of DNR Nongame Conservation.

Through education, research and management, DNR Nongame Conservation works to safeguard Georgia’s native diversity of wild animals, plants and their habitats – while also striving to increase public enjoyment of the outdoors. The purpose of the grant is to recognize and help an outstanding teacher who uses Georgia’s nongame wildlife as the context for learning third-, fourth- or fifth-grade curriculum standards, according to Linda May, DNR environmental outreach coordinator.

“Hands-on learning outdoors has many benefits for students,” May said. “Through their natural curiosity, children often develop a love for wildlife and the places they call home. Ultimately, this awareness and appreciation help them to become good environmental stewards – and then …read more

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