The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on April 9
th, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Soil & Water Conservation District office, 320 East Silver Street 2nd floor, Lebanon, Ohio.
Grant Writing Workshop Spring 2014
Grant Writing 101/102:
Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal, Tuesday, April 22, at the Ohio EPA, SWDO Office, 401 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. Sponsored by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO), Region 4, and Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Lunch will be on your own. Registration is required for this workshop. Register for this free workshop by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-644-2048 for additional information. Registration is by e-mail only.
Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder (format: half-day interactive workshop)
Prospecting tips to help you identify foundations, corporations, and government grant programs, and how to approach different kinds of grantmakers.
Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal (format: half-day interactive workshop)
How to avoid common mistakes applicants make, and develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. OEEF will be referred to during this session.
Additional workshops could be planned for 2014, dates and locations TBA. Please check back at www.epa.ohio.gov/oee for other possible dates. If your organization would be interested in hosting a local workshop, please contact email@example.com. OEEF offers several different workshops for free, or for a small fee to cover the cost of a box lunch. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides approximately $1 million annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general public, and the regulated community. For more information, contact the Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education, (614) 644-2873.
LEBANON, OHIO - Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce that Pamela Armstrong received the Conservation Education Teacher of the Year around. Armstrong was presented the award on March 4, 2014 by the Ohio Division of Natural Resources(ODNR) -Division of Soil and Water Resources.
Armstrong, a teacher in the Lebanon School District for 17 years, received the award for her work in bringing innovative natural resource education programs to Lebanon third and fourth grade classrooms. Overwhelming objectives, time constraints and meager budgets have many elementary students reading only reading about science. Kids are also losing their connection to nature, thanks to electronics and busy schedules. Armstrong is determined to reverse aversions and surpass all hurdles by giving students hands-on science programs. Her classroom is a place where small hands are covered in soil and items found in nature are treasures to be shared. She believes that all kids should hold worms, monitor life cycles, have fossil collections and learn about water quality. Everything she does in her classroom, including her own personal supplies are made available to the 800-plus students at her school. This year over 500-pounds of rocks and fossils were brought in on school grounds so that students could be real geologists. Last year, Armstrong created a vernal pond at the school where students learned about the salamander life cycle.
Armstrong is not only overcoming hurdles inside the classroom. In 2011 while driving home from summer school, she was hit head-on by a fleeing burglary suspect going 80 mph. Defying all odds and after many painful surgeries, she returned to the classroom one-year later. Armstrong has not let her lingering injuries keep her from teaching science. Pamela's enthusiasm for learning is so contagious that children develop a love for science that they will carry for life.