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GAB: Gwinnett Braves announce March and April grant recipients

Gwinnett Braves name grant recipients

The Gwinnett Braves announced that Grace Faith Ministries and GLUE Foundation will each receive a $1,000 grant to continue their work. Grace Faith Ministries received the Salute To The Arts grant, aimed at organizations that promote arts in the community. GLUE Foundation received the Take Me Out To The Ballgame grant, which helps organizations that promote youth athletics and activities.

Grace Faith Ministries was founded in 2012 and aims to encourage youth to impact their community through creative arts. The weekly Norcross program has also partnered with Heir of Excellence Inc. to launch a program for schools. The grant money will go towards providing after-school snacks and equipment for the program, as well as towards funding an end-of-the-year showcase.

GLUE Foundation, started in 2003, is a faith-based nonprofit designed to work with middle school and high school student athletes as they pursue academic and athletic excellence. The organization will use its grant to support quarterly workshops and provide fees for exams, college applications and tutoring.

DNR offers $1K grant for conservation teachers

The Nongame Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.

The purpose of the grant is to recognize and help an outstanding teacher who uses Georgia’s nongame wildlife in their third-, fourth- or fifth-grade curriculum. Past recipients include Shawna Babin of Rocky Branch Elementary in Watkinsville, who used worm farms and greenhouses to teach her class about soil, plant adaptations and habitat types.

This year’s recipient will be selected in the fall. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, and the winner will be notified in October. For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/TeachingConservationGrant.

Outdoor Wildlife Leadership School scheduled for July

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center will host the Outdoor Wildlife Leadership School, or OWLS, from July 14-18. The workshop will focus on wildlife conservation for K-12 and non-formal educators.

Attendees will participate in activities and day trips such as birding, canoeing and bog exploring, as well as learning basic conservation biology concepts and field techniques to use with students. They will also be trained as Project WILD facilitators.

The workshop will begin at 2:30 p.m. July 14 and last through July 18. The cost of attending is $100 and covers meals, training materials and a room at the Charlie Elliott Conference Center. To register, call 770-784-3059.

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