Bright Ideas Grants

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  • Funding for Science Teachers

Organization: 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Description: 

Grants are available to promote environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories. Educational Solar Projects: Successful submissions will include innovative classroom and extracurricular programs/projects that explore the science of solar energy and the generation of electricity from solar. Youth Energy and Environmental Programs: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency, recycling, composting, water reclamation and/or gardening programs and clubs that serve as learning and leadership opportunities for students, the faculty, and the community at large. Renewable Energy or Science Related Field Trips: Successful submissions will include transportation, admission, or expenses associated with field trips that excite students about science, energy, careers in energy and the environment. Green Your School Projects: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency upgrades, energy monitoring systems, and communication tools that will promote energy education and smart energy use at the school and in the community. Professional Development/Service Learning Projects/ Workforce Development Programs: Successful submissions will include projects that expand the teacher's knowledge about renewable energy, energy resources and/or the future of the energy industry. Eligibility: Credentialed teachers/professors/instructors, principals/deans/department heads, and distinct administrators and facilities managers of K-12 public schools served by PG&E Deadlines: Yearly

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