Then, every month this spring, we will invite as many as 10 schools who have shared their work on the Action Map to apply for Habitat Heroes mini-grants so they can take their projects further. If your school gets chosen to apply, we’ll send you an email to request that you fill out a very simple form to officially apply.
Each month, we’ll make awards to schools who share the best ideas for improving their schoolyards for birds, monitoring birds there, and using the habitat to learn science. (Tip: Submit to the Action Map early to have the best chance for selection!)
It’s easy to get started: just take some photos and/or tell us your story on the action map. More details can be found at this page.
Grants will range from $100-750. We anticipate that prizes totaling $10,000 will be given out to approximately 30 schools throughout the United States. These grants can be used by teachers to fund things like feeders, to seed, curriculum materials, and native plants. We hope you’ll think broadly about the ways you can monitor and improve your schoolyard habitat for birds and people!
While anyone can submit to the Action Map, only schools are eligible to win Habitat Heroes mini-grants.
Our Mission BirdSleuth K-12 creates innovative resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen science projects.
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