June 2014

It's Time to Apply for Grants!

Fall grant deadlines are coming up soon. Now is the time to plan ahead for fall and start grant applications for your classroom's EE activities. Here are a few grants that caught our eye:

SCA Environmental Education Grants

Deadline: Nov. 17

Target Field Trip Grants

Applications accepted Aug. 1 - Sept. 30

The Captain Planet Foundation

Deadlines: spring and summer - Sept. 30; fall and winter - Feb. 28

Throughout the year, we post grant opportunities and fundraising ideas on our website. 

Where Did You Buy That?

Subjects: Logistics, Food Cycle

In this lesson, students will measure the distance between the point of origin and point of sale of their favorite foods, comparing these different types of markets. This will help students understand what it means to buy from multiple sources.

The Cost of Lunch

Subject: Math
Grade Level: 4-5

This collection of word problems asks students to use a menu to find the answers. This exercise is a great way to get students in the mindset of food origin and point of sale, and it pairs nicely with the "Where Did You Buy That?" curriculum. 


NCI in action! 

These photos were taken during a large group simulation called "Predator vs. Prey."

Get Ready for Summer! Ideas for Teachers to Share with Families

Help students stay in touch with learning this summer. Share this resource full of ideas for summer learning fun! Parents and kids will have fun digging into new activities and exploring the outdoors.

Check in out!

NCI in Wimberley, Texas

The camp-like atmosphere accommodates housing for up to 350 students, comfortable sleeping quarters, ample bathroom facilities, and a modern retreat center. The Wimberley site is surrounded by 240 acres of rolling terrain, a 5 acre lake, a wealth of oak trees, and dawn-grazing deer.

Explore this site or find an NCI location near you!
Nature’s Classroom Institute        888.469.4190

Learning through experience. Growing through expression.


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