Nursing Homes and Senior Centers
Plan your visit carefully with the activity director. Take students to present cards/letters/art and sing. Or, suggest activities that residents and children can do together such as painting a picture, reading a book, or planting flowers in a pot. Find a listing of nursing homes in your region.
Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC
American Geological Institute
Has contests around Earth Sciences Week in October.
Brower Youth Awards
Environmental award for youth leadership demonstrating outstanding environmental leadership. Each of six recipients will be awarded a $3000 cash prize.
Christopher Columbus Awards
The Columbus Foundation Community Grant is an exceptional opportunity for one team to make a difference in the community. All eight finalist teams have a chance to compete for the grant, regardless of how they place in the Christopher Columbus Awards competition. The $25,000 award enables the winning team to further develop its Christopher Columbus Awards project over the next year, making part or all of its idea a reality.
CAPCO Science Class Challenge
For grades 4-9, the competition is meant to encourage students and teachers to learn about the Earth's protective upper ozone layer, CFCs, and the environment by using provided activities or their own creative methods. Teachers must be employed by a public or private school, or be a home school educator.
GIS Association's Galileo Award Poster Competition
Realizing that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide great classroom tools, the purpose of the Award is to recognize the outstanding GIS work of K-12 school students, undergraduate college students, and their teachers.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
This award recognizes young people who have shown extraordinary leadership in making our world better in a number of diverse ways including protecting the environment.
Sponsored by Canon, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others, the Envirothon is an annual competition held for high school students throughout North America. Designed as a way to teach kids about environmental education, the best teams from over 47 states and provinces come together during the summer to compete.
National Geographic Education Foundation's Teacher Grants
Grants are given directly to educators to facilitate their work in promoting and increasing geographic literacy in the classroom, school, district, and/or community. Teacher Grant applications are accepted from any current teacher or administrator in an accredited K-12 school within the United States and Canada. Projects that have outreach to urban areas are particularly encouraged.
National Science Foundation
Award teams of 6-8 graders who use science to improve their communities.
NASA Student Involvement Program
Design an experiment that NASA astronauts carry out in space! Figure out how what we know about Earth's environment can help plan Mars explorations! This national educational and competitive program for grades K-12 connects students with NASA's space exploration and discovery programs. Resource guides for teachers provide extensive support for student investigations that strengthen science, math, technology and geography skills.
President's Environmental Youth Awards
The PEYA program honors young people for their efforts to protect the environment. Learn what others have done and how awards are earned.
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
Nation's premier research-based math and science competition for individual high school students or as part of a team. The Siemens competition awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
Application Deadline: October
Young Eco-Hero Awards
Sponsored by Action for Nature (AFN), the Young Eco-Hero Awards recognizes successful personal action projects of young people aged 8-16 from all over the world. Action for Nature's mission is to foster respect and affection for nature through personal action.
Brooklyn Community Access Television
Brooklyn Center for Media Education & Access (BCMEA) provides Brooklyn residents with media services, educational initiatives, and mentoring programs that enables the creation and production by Brooklynites of their own television programs.
Red Hook Education and Technology Program
The initiative is designed to teach middle school and high school students digital photography, video and sound production, mural design and design software skills. Headquartered at the Red Hook Recreation Center in Red Hook Park.
Sony Wonder Lab
Here kids can explore communications and information technology. They can get experience as a robotics engineer, be a camera operator, edit a music video, mix a hit song, design a video game and explore the human body by experimenting with ultrasound and endoscopy. The lab features a HDTV interactive theater.
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Garden City, NY
Journey through the history of flight while also walking through the rich history of our region. Explore the past while also exploring what the future can hold. Offers guided school programs, IMAX movies and Aerospace Quest. Free professional development and educator guide for teachers.