Grant opportunities still available for eco-campus partnership with Taiwan

The National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program is looking for HISD schools interested in joining the third year of their USA-Taiwan Eco-Campus Partnership Program.

The program, designed and coordinated by the NWF, U.S. Environmental Program and EPA Taiwan, matches schools in the United States directly with sister schools in Taiwan to work together on a global level to address environmental- or sustainability-related issues.

In addition, the Eco-Campus Partnership Program will provide high-quality collaborative educational experiences for students from the U.S. and Taiwan by using a safe and secure online platform where teachers and students interact, collaborate on projects, and create and share a range of multimedia resources.

“Each pairing chooses an Eco-Schools USA pathway to work on together,” said Karen Bishop, National Wildlife Federation Education Outreach Coordinator. “Like the Eco-Schools USA Eco-Audit program, there is enormous flexibility on the pathway and project the teachers choose, so it should easily align with multiple grade-level standards.”

Schools selected will receive a $100 stipend for completing an online professional development and will also receive $400 for a project on their campus. Currently at HISD, Ed White Elementary, Emerson Elementary, Garden Oaks Montessori, Hobby Elementary, River Oaks Elementary and Seguin Elementary are involved in the program.

To learn more about the USA-Taiwan Eco-Campus Partnership Program and how to apply, click here.