$500 Grant Opportunity for Maine Middle Grades!!!

Wow! The Natural Resources Council of Maine is offering a wonderful opportunity to middle grades schools and clubs in Maine

Kennebec River

Six $500 grants


 Protecting the Nature of Maine—Projects that educate and engage students in Maine’s environment and the value of protecting it

 Application deadline:

December 1, 2015

Contact person: Gabrielle Grunkemeyer, Grants Director at ggrunk@nrcm.org


Here are the specifics:

Project requirements:

  • Must take place in winter/spring 2016 and be completed by June 10, 2016.
  • Must write and submit 3 blog posts for NRCM website – describing project, progress, and outcome
  • Must be available to the press and/or provide press statements and photos for media to highlight the project**
  • Must give 1 final presentation to NRCM staff and board about project and what students learned

Application Process:

  • Complete and submit grant application by December 1, 2015.
  • Return to Gabrielle Grunkemeyer, Grants Director at ggrunk@nrcm.org
  • Applications will be evaluated by NRCM
  • Grant awards announced January 4, 2016
  • Grant checks dispersed by January 15, 2016

NRCM will evaluate your application on the following criteria:

Baxter21. Align with NRCM’s mission—Relevance to one of our four program areas:

  • Clean Air, Clean Energy
  • Healthy Waters
  • Woods,Wildlife, and Wilderness
  • Sustainability and Toxics

2. Defined activities, goal(s), and implementation plan, if relevant




Click on NRCM School Grant Guidelines and Application to download more information and the application.


Juvenile Bald EageIt seems to us at MAMLE that this grant opportunity opens the way for a spectacular learning  experience for your students when you combine it with the Samantha Smith Challenge.

Challenge your students to make a difference in their world!

Build a bridge between your classroom and the world to help your students understand that no matter what age, they can be part of solving the challenges and problems they see around them in the world.

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