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Environmental Education

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Providing an opportunity for GRPS students to play an active role in understanding and protecting natural resources.

 


Recent Grants:  

 

 $25,000 to Blandford Nature Center to support a classroom experience for every first and third grade classroom in Grand Rapids Public Schools during the 2015-2016 school year.  Teachers can choose from a menu of learning programs offered at Blandford, including:  “Animal Adaptions, “Predator-Prey Simulation” and much more.   We expect over 2,000 students to benefit from this program. This program is expanded for 2015/2016 to provide for a longer enrichment trip experience for third grade students.

“A deer can fly, and help Santa,”one first grader from Cesar Chavez Elementary offered in response to a discussion about Michigan wildlife during a November, 2014 trip to Blandford thanks to the Student Advancement Foundation.

$3,000  Bussing Grant to Grand Rapids Public Schools to pay for transportation expenses associated with the Blandford enrichment trips.

 



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