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Lackawanna Heritage Valley Offers Up to $500 to Educators for Heritage, Art & Environmental Projects

Teachers from kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to apply for the 2016-2017 Educational Mini-Grant Program, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV). The program will award ten grants of up to $500 each to educators in Northeastern Pennsylvania to produce heritage, art and/or environmental projects. Those eligible to participate in the program include classroom teachers in the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 service area as well as educators at cultural, historic, and environmental organizations and sites.

Complete program guidelines and the grant application are available on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s website at http://www.lhva.org/education-mini-grants/. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28, at noon. 

Now in its twelfth year, the Educational Mini-Grant Program affords educators a unique opportunity for funding to produce classroom or community projects. The projects should either promote students’ understanding and appreciation of the Lackawanna Valley’s rich heritage and how it contributed to the nation’s development, or expand the students’ understanding of their role as caretakers of the environment, particularly in the Lackawanna River watershed. The projects must take place between December 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017.

“We are thrilled to be joining in partnership with area educators to tell the region’s story and examine unique and creative ways to conserve our natural resources,” according to Natalie Gelb, executive director, LHV. “Over the past years, we have experienced a range of projects that have engaged students of all ages in becoming stewards of the environment and in developing pride in their heritage.”