Announcing 2022 Mini-Grant Winners

Fri, April 22, 2022 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Congratulations to the 10 educators of this year’s mini-grant!  This Earth Day,  EENC is thrilled to announce that we're helping 10 EENC Members from across our state in the fourth year of our mini-grant program.  With EENC's support, they will create and enhance programming, purchase much-needed supplies, and collaborate with partners to support black, indigenous, and people of color participating in EE.

Congratulations to the 2022 mini-grant awardees:

  • Marissa Blackburn with Cape Fear River Watch, “Improving Environmental Education Videos at Cape Fear River Watch” 

  • Tori Duval with the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, “Senior and Veteran Outreach Education Program”

  • Meredith Katz with Kannapolis City Schools, “Subpod Composting “

  • Kayla Mounce McCoy with Wilkes Soil & Water Conservation District, “The Incredible Journey Water Cycle Lesson“

  • Katy Menne with NC Maritime Museum at Southport, “Hurricane Discovery Cart”

  • Tallis Monteiro with Asheville Greenworks, “Urban Orchard Educational Workday”

  • Joanna Orozco with The North Carolina Arboretum, “Funding for Latina/o Communities” 

  • Renee Pagoota-Wight with Catawba County Schools, “Greenhouse Ready”

  • Trent Stanforth with Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, “Pollinator Program Rejuvenation”

  • Mir Youngquist-Thurow with ACE Education, “Water Quality Chemical Resupply

Our grant recipients will be working on projects now through December 1.  We'll share photos and stories as they finish. Stay tuned to see how these EENC members promote excellence in environmental education!

Happy Earth Day! A graph of the earth, surrounded by plans and flowers, is coming up behind teal hills like a sunrise. There is a blue cloud and orange sun in the top corners.


Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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