Kilo Kai, to Observe the Ocean—Connecting Land Use and Its Impacts on the Nearshore Ecosystem” by Derek Esibill, from the Pacific American Foundation in Hawaii

Pacific American Foundation is one of 30 selected projects are serving 18 states, ranging from Alaska to Florida, serving 100 local Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (link is external)(21st CCLC) sites and their students, many of whom live in high-poverty and underserved areas.

The grant, through NAAEE,  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (link is external)(NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Education, awards $2.45 million to 30 environmental education organizations that partner with NOAA to provide enriching after school watershed-related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects.

These Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants allow environmental education organizations to collaborate directly with the 21st CCLC sites on the design and implementation of locally relevant, out-of-school-time programs that develop students’ environmental literacy and leadership skills as they improve their communities. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by NAAEE.