CWC Watershed Education Grant Applications Available
11/21/2019 - The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) is now accepting Watershed Education Grant proposals from schools and non-profit organizations serving students and teachers in the New York City Catskill-Delaware (West-of-Hudson, or WOH) Watershed and within the five boroughs of New York City.
Applications are also available for projects intended for WOH adult or mixed-age audiences. All proposals are due by 4 p.m., Feb. 7, 2020. Watershed Education Grants are offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
The application form and guidelines are available at cwconline.org (Programs/Education Grants). A short video about the Education Grant program is also viewable on the Resources page of the CWC website. Potential applicants are also encouraged to visit watersheducators.org to find ideas for projects, field trips, teacher training opportunities and links to watershed and environmental programs.
Projects must focus on fresh water, the WOH Watershed and the New York City water supply system. They may use science, art, classroom exploration, outdoor experience, history research, hydrology experiments or any other teaching method that results in a greater appreciation for the critical role of water in our lives.
Applicants may also choose from among several Special Options, including trips to environmental education centers, Arm of the Sea Theater performances, Trout in the Classroom and classroom models for teaching about water quality.
The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.