1. Action for Nature Young Eco-Hero Awards

Action for Nature seeks applications from students ages 8-16 for its International Young Eco-Hero Awards Program. The awards program recognizes the individual accomplishments of young people whose personal actions have significantly improved the environment. Projects must concern advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The deadline for application is January 15, 2013.


2. Advancing Informal STEM Learning Grants

The National Science Foundation is encouraging proposals that capture the creative and innovative potential of informal STEM learning for the future, and potentially forge new connections across all STEM learning communities. The deadline for application is January 14, 2013.


3. Apprentice Ecologist Initiative

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative engages youth, parents, and teachers from around the world in environmental stewardship and conservation projects. The goals of the initiative are to elevate young people (especially at-risk and low-income kids and teens) into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental stewardship projects, empower volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities, and improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife. The deadline for entry is December 31, 2012.
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4. Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grants

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers mini-grants to help fund neighborhood events or projects featuring activities involving birds, community service, art, greening, and science. The deadline for application is February 15, 2013.