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$15,000 Nrc Enviro Funding Available To Schools

Date: 23 April, 2008

$15,000 Nrc Enviro Funding Available To Schools

Northland schools are being urged act quickly to try to secure part of a $15,000 special Northland Regional Council award which aims to boost environmental education.

Council Environmental Education Officer Teresa Rudgley says Wednesday May 14 is the deadline for applications to this year’s Environmental Curriculum Award fund.

Ms Rudgley says the award aims to foster environmental education and schools can apply for a maximum $2000 each from the fund, which must be spent on student-led environmental projects.

Last year 15 Northland schools were funded for a range of 17 diverse projects from replicating an ancient local ecosystem to combating noise and air pollution.

Ms Rudgley says applicants will need to show how their schools are putting effort into sustainably managing Northland’s natural and physical resources, which is a key Regional Council goal.

She says Northland schools have been sent fliers advertising the awards and application forms can be downloaded from the Council’s website www.nrc.govt.nz/eca The website also includes details of previous award winners and their projects.

Completed applications need to be sent to the Council’s main office - Private Bag 9021, Whangarei 0140 - by 5pm Wednesday 14 May 2008.


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