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EPA grant puts fourth graders in the know about household chemicals

Release Date: 10/24/2003
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
BELCAMP, MD – Students at the Church Creek Elementary School here got a lesson in environmental education today with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA’s mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, Donald S. Welsh, presented a check for $10,065 to support the household chemical awareness project for about 4,000 fourth grade students throughout Harford County, Md.

“Through this program, the students will develop both critical thinking skills and important life skills by learning important information about the identification, safe use and disposal of household chemicals,” said Welsh.

Since 1992, EPA has provided almost $3 million annually in funding to local organizations and schools nationwide. These grants fund education programs in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies supporting a wide range of environmental issues for citizens of all ages.

Visit, to find out more about EPA’s environmental education grants and online resources for communities, educators, and children.