The Dockside Torch Lake has provided TLA with a challenge. They will MATCH all donations to our Science Education Outreach Program (SEOP) up to $3000 each year for the next 3 years. With your help we can continue funding the program at our current average of $10,000 each school year until a permanent funding mechanism can be found.
The Three Lakes Association Science Education Outreach Program (SEOP) helps cultivate stewardship of the watershed in the hearts and minds of our young people- the next generation living within the watershed. Our strategy has been to work with science teachers and students in the Central Lake, Bellaire, Kalkaska, and Mancelona school districts.
By offering supplemental assistance to local science educators, wehave enriched the environmental science curricula. Science teachers are invited annually to submit a grant application for equipment or experiences relevant to their grade level curriculum and state guidelines that enhance science instruction but are not within the budgetary means of their districts. TLA awards as many grants each year as its budget will allow. To date, we have provided almost $50,000 to our partner districts!
In order to continue this program, we need your help. As our water quality and safety programs expand, our ability to sustain the current awards is in jeopardy.
- $25 secures a subscription to National Geographic Kids for a 2nd grade classroom.
- $50 provides a Watershed Field Kit to a 5th grade class.
- $100 assures that a middle school biology class can dissect worms.
- $250 sends four classes to the Grass River Natural Area for a customized field trip experience.
- $500 outfits a high school biology class with 3 compound microscopes.
See what projects our grants supported this year: 2013 Science Education Outreach Program.
The benefits of the program are great. Preparing our young people to be better stewards of our environment speaks for itself.
Take a moment and help us match Dockside Torch Lake’s challenge to assure that the SEOP is funded for 2014 and beyond. You can now donate online or fill out this pledge card (SEOP Pledge 2013) and send us a check!
You can donate online, safely and securely through PayPal by pressing this ‘Donate’ button now: