Contact Us


All News Releases By Date


EPA awards $11,640 to Inland Seas Education Association for Great Lakes workshop

Release Date: 8/4/2005
Contact Information:

CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA135

CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has awarded an $11,640 environmental education grant to Inland Seas Education Association, Sutton’s Bay, Mich., for a Great Lakes issues teacher’s workshop.

Twenty high school teachers from the area will participate in a two-day program aboard ISEA’s 77-foot schooner, Inland Seas. They will attend seminars led by Great Lakes experts that will promote effective classroom strategies for stewardship of this valuable resource.

The Michigan-based association is among 16 organizations in a six-state region that received a total of $194,900 in environmental education grant money from EPA this year. More than 130 proposals were received from groups in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

EPA grants are awarded yearly under the National Environmental Education Act, which was passed in 1990 to stimulate environmental education through design, demonstration and communications projects conceived by local organizations.

# # #