Looking for funding to help you bring energy education to your students?
One of the ways your Snohomish County PUD supports educators in Snohomish County and on Camano Island is by awarding mini-grants of up to $500 for energy and water education projects, materials, or field trips. Energy Education Mini-Grants and Water Education Mini-Grants are awarded once a school year on a competitive basis.
The deadline for receipt of applications for school year 2015-16 is November 6, 2015. CLICK HERE to view the winning projects as well as winning projects for previous years.
Who is eligible to apply?
Energy Education Mini-Grants – All Snohomish County and Camano Island elementary and secondary educators (public, private, homeschool) whose school purchases ELECTRICITY from Snohomish County PUD are invited to apply for an Energy Education Mini-Grant.
Water Education Mini-Grants – All Snohomish County elementary and secondary educators (public, private, homeschool) whose school purchases WATER from Snohomish County PUD are invited to apply for a Water Education Mini-Grant.
Examples of eligible Energy Education Mini-Grant projects or events:
- Learn about solar energy by building solar cars, making solar ovens or being creative with solar paper or beads.
- Conduct experiments with purchased wind turbines.
- Take your students on a field trip to the Jackson Hydroelectric Project in the Sultan Basin (suitable for grades 5-12).
- Use hand-crank flashlight generators to teach about electrical generation and energy transformation.
- Add books about energy to your school library.
- Come up with an energy-themed project for your school’s science night.
- Build electrical circuits or other battery-powered projects.
- Purchase LED lights to use in addition to incandescent lights when teaching about circuits.
- Create an energy conservation calendar or produce a play for your school or school district.
- Raise salmon in your classroom.
Examples of eligible Water Education Mini-Grant projects or events:
- Build a drought-resistant garden at your school.
- Add books about water to your school library.
- Sponsor a water conservation campaign at your school.
- Purchase water quality testing kits.
- Take your students on an Adopt-a-Stream field trip to learn about protecting watersheds.
- Produce a play about water conservation and perform for other students at your school.
- Build rainsticks to celebrate water and its various forms.
You will find details and application forms to the right under "Related Files."