Wild Classroom Grant winners for the 2012 - 2013 school year:
Marilyn Griffith, 4th grade, Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts
Pamela Dunn, 1st grade, Gilchrist Elementary
Matt Gowens, Adult ESOL, Adult and Community Education (ACE)
Tracy Bethea, Kindergarten, Hartsfield Elementary
Michele Rosero, 1st grade, Astoria Park Elementary

Wild Classroom Grant winners for the 2011 - 2012 school year:
Ashana Hopson, 5th grade, Sealey Elementary
Karen H. Benjamin, 2nd grade, Astoria Park Elementary
Lisa Johnson, 1st grade, Roberts Elementary
Shari Magee, 5th grade, Kate Sullivan Elementary
Kristi Kessling, 1st grade, W.T. Moore Elementary

Wild Classroom Grant
for the 2013 - 2014 School Year

St. Francis Wildlife, a local, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1978. Its mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned and sick native wildlife for return to their natural habitats and to provide public wildlife education programs. Wild Classroom outreach education programs feature non-releasable wildlife from the St. Francis Wildlife rehabilitation center in Quincy, Florida.

St. Francis Wildlife is pleased to offer its Wild Classroom Grant for the 2013 - 2014 School Year, made possible by the Suzanne E. Plescia Endowed Education Fund, established by Dr. Louis W. & Elizabeth N. Bender.

The Wild Classroom Grant Program seeks to:
1. Promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of native wildlife.
2. Encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to learning that makes appreciation of native wildlife an integral part of the curriculum in all schools.

All public school teachers in Leon and Gadsden counties are invited to submit a completed grant application by 6 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2013.

What is the award?
Five teachers will be selected to receive a Wild Classroom program, valued at $100, that will be presented at their school. Up to 49 students may participate in each program. Winning teachers may choose any one-hour classroom program from the Wild Classroom program brochure. Winning teachers may schedule their program for any available date between December 2, 2013 and May 23, 2014.

Who should apply?
Public school classroom teachers in Leon and Gadsden counties in Florida may apply. Teachers who have received a Wild Classroom Grant in a previous year are not eligible to apply for a second grant.

How should teachers apply?
Follow this link to the one-page application. Copy and paste the entire application into the body of a new email. The subject of the email should be “Wild Classroom Grant Application, 2013 - 2014.”

Then complete the application. Applicants are asked to provide a brief description of the multi-disciplinary unit they plan to teach that would be enriched by a Wild Classroom program. Email applications to education director Sandy Beck at sbeck@wildclassroom.net. Only one proposal may be submitted per teacher. Please do not use U.S. Mail. Applications received by U.S. Mail will not be considered. All applicants will receive email confirmation when their application is received.

What is the deadline?
Completed applications must be received by 6 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2013.

How will winning teachers be notified?
Winning teachers will be notified by email by Friday, November 15, 2013. Winning teachers will also be posted on the Wild Classroom web site and the St. Francis Wildlife Facebook page.

Please send questions to Sandy Beck, sbeck@wildclassroom.net.


The Wild Classroom

The St. Francis Wildlife Association