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------------------- EDUC.GTS follows -------------------- EPA HEADQUARTERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS

                      FOR FISCAL YEAR 1996

The Green Classroom ($67,430)
Carla Marshall, 1701 Briar, Austin, TX 78704

A partnership between elementary school children and adults to develop, guide and maintain a Community Environmental Learning Center for students, ages 3-11, from low socioeconomic minority neighborhoods.

The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners ($35,515) Mohammed Nuru, 2088 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124

This project will inform San Francisco residents from low income and ethnically diverse communities on reducing lead exposure in soil via one-day, Saturday workshops that will provide 500 families with immediate, tangible knowledge about the hazards of lead in the soil and how to limit their exposure to lead through landscaping and hardscaping strategies.

East Carolina University ($25,750)
Dr. Katherine Warsco, School of Environmental Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

This project will assist postsecondary instructors and students of design to increase their knowledge of indoor air quality issues and promote the application of this knowledge to develop innovative solutions for radon-free, non-toxic and allergy-free interiors.

The Rivers Unlimited Mill Creek Restoration Project ($35,000) Robin Corathers, Suite 610, Two Centennial Plaza, 805 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This project will develop environmental education methods and materials for use in middle and senior high schools and communities near the Mill Creek ecosystem to improve the water quality of a half million people, including a large percent of African Americans and Appalachians.

The University of Puerto Rico, Humacao University College ($49,841), Alida Ortiz, UPR Sea Grant Program, Humacao, PR 00792

A one-year in-service, hands-on field workshop project that will:(1) insert the solid wastes disposal problem as an environmental education connection throughout the formal curriculum in Puerto Rico's school system, (2) train 60 teachers with hands-on field experiences in the scientific, social, and economic aspects of the solid waste problem, and (3) promote change of attitudes and behavior in students leading to a reduction of the amount of solid wastes found in Puerto Rico beaches and roads.

Regents of New Mexico State University, Waste-Management Education & Research Consortium ($144,981) Dr. Larryl K. Matthews, Engineering Research Center, Office of Sponsored Programs, Box 30001, Dept. 3699, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

EPA is awarding this project in support of expanding the environmental teaching capabilities of high school science and math teachers in New Mexico and the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico by training border area teachers to use existing environmental education resources such as New Mexico State Department of Education Benchmarks/Standards and National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training guidelines.

The City & County of Denver, Colorado ($120,000) Steve Foute, Denver Environmental Protection Division, Department of Health and Hospitals, Public Health, 605 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204-4507

The project will build school district capacity to deliver and improve environmental education programs for teachers and students and provide education on the impact of pollution on public health.

Center for Instruction, Staff Development, and Evaluation ($110,187), Trudi L. Volk, 1925 New Era Road, Carbondale, IL 62901

This project will train 300 teachers and related personnel in Illinois to use two existing research-proven environmental curricula--Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions and Science-Technology-Society Issues and Solutions--with middle and secondary school students. The project will help these educators to conceptualize critical environmental issues, acquire/apply investigation skills for environmental issue evaluation, and develop methodological skills to implement issue investigation and evaluation in classrooms.

Salish Kootenai College ($39,296)
Kimberly Skyelander, P.O. Box 117, Highway 83, Pablo, MT 59855

This project will develop a public outreach program that will use public information outreach to inform Arlee residents about the state of their water quality. It also will develop pollution prevention education workshops that will educate the community about the threats to their water supply and discuss potential strategies to protect it. Finally, it will offer technical support to the Arlee community to implement their pollution control strategies.