Teachers Encouraged To Apply For PSEG Environmental Education Grants

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NEWARK – New Jersey teachers are encouraged to apply for funding through PSEG’s Environmental Education Grant Program, which provides funding to educators who can link their students’ understanding of math, science, computer science, and technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment.

“We’ve long been committed to education and the environment, and this program, which provides direct funding for hands-on environmental education, is one we’re particularly proud of,” said Vaughn McKoy, president of the PSEG Foundation. “Now in its 20th year, this program is a prime example of PSEG’s commitment to sustainability, and of the ways in which we’re working to improve the communities in which our employees live and work.”


Teachers of grades K-9 are encouraged to apply. The grants, which may be as large as $3,500, can be used to purchase materials and equipment, fund field trips, and develop curriculum-related activities. Applications that focus on the development of one or more classroom units, the expansion of an existing course or curriculum, or the extension of classroom work to community or after-school activities will be considered. Projects must be conducted over at least two years.

Teachers from schools in PSE&G’s utility service area, PSEG’s estuary enhancement program area and PSEG’s emergency planning zone may apply. Applications, which are available online, must be postmarked by Wednesday, June 30th. For more information on the towns, and to download an application, visit www.pseg.com/eegrants.

PSEG has awarded more than $335,000 to 143 project grantees since the program began twenty years ago.

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