Grant-Funded Education Programs

Thanks to generous funders, Irvine is able to offer many of our programs at low or no cost to low-income schools across our region. Our programs range from our Eco-Explorers Before & After School Club to professional development and training for teachers. Review our programs below, determine which would be a good fit for your school, and submit your request to partner with Irvine and become a grant recipient.

grant funded programs at irvine:

grant-funded eco-explorers

Our popular Before and After School Club brings science, nature, and animals to your school and allows students time to explore with Irvine’s award-winning educators.

grant-funded nature in the classroom

Irvine brings the fun to your school for a one-time program that pairs perfectly with your curriculum.

growing green leaders

This program develops close and meaningful relationships with both students and teachers with the goal of increasing environmental literacy and awareness. Irvine works with teachers to create extension units that align with current curriculum but challenge students and increase their environmental literacy. Through hands-on experiments, customized stewardship projects, and outdoor field studies, students are exposed to content and experiences that are not found in the general curriculum and allow them to make real world connections to their existing curriculum.

Green school consulting

Irvine staff can provide assistance for schools applying for Maryland Green School certification. The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) administers a Green School program. Schools interested in being selected as a Maryland Green School must complete an application that documents the school’s environmental programs and activities during a two-year period. Awards are presented in the spring. Irvine staff can provide assistance for schools wishing to apply for Maryland Green School certification.

Want to know more about these programs? Contact Irvine’s Manager of School Programs & Urban Education Steve Everitt at 443-738-9214.

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