Each year, Environmental Education Grants are awarded to classroom teachers in The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties) through the DOAS EE Grant Program.  This competitive grant program is also available for Home School Programs as well as Student Service Organizations.  These grants enable educators in our region to add new environmental and conservation focused activities to their curriculum or to continue existing initiatives.  The number of awards and grant amounts are determined based on funds available and the number of qualifying proposals received.  Teachers may receive one grant per school year.  Grants are competitive and will be evaluated by a committee of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society.  Previous grants have funded projects such as an environmental field day; construction of a weather station; backyard birds and animal habitats study kits; and pond studies.

The deadline for receipt of submission for a 2017 DOAS EE Grant is Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Selected recipients will be notified no later than 4/1/17.  Download the Grant Guidelines and Application HERE.

DOAS accepts donations to specifically support the DOAS EE Grant Fund.  If you would like to make a contribution, please send check to DOAS, PO Box 541, Oneonta, NY 13820 with EEGrantDonation in the memo of your check.  For additional information, please contact Education Committee Chair, Susan O’Handley at 607-643-5680 or at sjohandley@gmail.com.

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) offers programs year-round that are free and open to the public including member meeting programs, bird-watching field trips and special events.  DOAS operates the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch, hiking trails  and a summer day camp program at the Audubon Sanctuary just south of Oneonta, NY.

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