Upstate New York school district receives $91k EPA grant
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district has been awarded a $91,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to expand its environmental education program.
The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1jCz6fx ) the Warwick Valley Central School District in Orange County was one of only 30 selected for the EPA grant nationwide.
Superintendent David Leach says the district hopes to raise awareness of environmental stewardship, civic responsibility and STEM education. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.
The school district currently features two educators who teach agriculture science and the district's schools offer a green architecture course for eighth-graders.
The district hopes to address environmental concerns by improving recycling, starting a composting program and organizing trips and other environmental-based activities for students.
Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com
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