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Science and Service in Summer


The San Joaquin River Gorge HOL site hosted 19 middle and high school students this summer for a month-long experience of learning and service. Students gained a new understanding of natural resources while the trails and riparian habitat in the area benefited from their hard work. 


2017 Hands on the Land Mini-Grants Program

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in partnership with Partners in Resource Education (PRE) just released a request for proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, a total of $90,000 in mini-grants will be awarded to HOL sites to support their efforts in delivering placed-based environmental education and STEM programming that is aligned with national K-12 education standards. Funding support for these grants comes from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NEEF.


Interagency Strategy 2013-2015

Bureau of Land ManagementUS Forest ServiceNational Park ServiceUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of EducationNational Environmental Education Foundation
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