H2O for Life offers minigrants of $250 to $500 to assist teachers and students on their journey to participate in a service-learning program focused on the global water crisis. Through their project, young people raise local awareness about the need to conserve and protect local water resources, while providing funds for implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene education for a partner school. As they engage in service learning, students develop skills of advocacy, leadership, critical thinking, and empathy, as well as entrepreneurial skills. These small grants require participating schools to create a budget and business plan that they will implement during the school year. Teachers should work with students to set a fundraising goal thatis equal to the amount of the grant or more. Interested applicants will find additional details about this minigrant on GetEdFunding, a website sponsored by CDW•G with access to a free database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: Rolling through December 31, 2019, for applications
The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds that fits right in a user’s pocket. Developed for all experience levels, it will help users identify the birds around them, keep track of the birds they’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near them.
Designed by SEEKRTECH CO. for iOS and Android devices, the Forestapp encourages users to be productive by staying focused in their work and studies. Forest coaches users to “be present in their daily life,” whether they are teaching or learning in the classroom, studying in a library, engaging with friends, or involved in any other activities.
The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international art contest that engages students in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues.