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1 Implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Priorities and Actions NOAA GCSC Lee Yokel Environmental Education Coordinator Dauphin Island Sea Lab Tuesday, May 31,

2 Governors Action Plans I & II Priority Issue Team Support Environmental Education Coordinator Education and Outreach Specialist Two Student Interns Louisiana State University Lafayette USGS NWRC University of South Alabama

3 Travel Support Alliance Meeting Support All Hands Meetings Steering Committee Meetings Public Relations Working Group Miscellaneous GOMA Representation Staff Participation Mexico LME Education and Public Participation Workshops Interagency Workgroup for Ocean Education (IWGOE) National Marine Educators Association State Environmental Education Associations/Commissions Events, workshops, trainings, presentations

4 Public Awareness Support Development Web Development NOAA Special Projects Office Relationship Northern Gulf Institute YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Listserv Intern for USGS NWRC Intern for K-12 Resources

5 Public Awareness Support Public Relations Working Group PR Plan Welcome Kit Priority Issue Team Banners Strategic press releases Stormwater Campaign Weeks Bay Foundation & Partners Smart Yard Healthy Gulf Pilot Campaign Development & Materials Nutrient Priority Issue Team Master Gardener Extension Program Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

6 Regional Coastal Training Program MS Dept. of Marine Resources Grand Bay Reserve Weeks Bay Foundation & other Gulf Reserves Regional Training Program Coordinator Professional development opportunities relative to the other five Alliance priority issue areas

7 Diversity Programs Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program Diversity Conference Gulf of Mexico Foundation Education Programs Science and Spanish Club Network FLDEP Office of Environmental Education Learning in Florida s Environments Program Site development, site implementation, and teacher training Okaloosa County, FL

8 Competitive Mini-Grants Request for Proposals Relative to EE goals and Alliance issues Range between $5000 and $20, $45,000 per state $225,000 across the region 2010 $40,000 per state $200,000 across the region $50,000 per state $250,000 per state

9 Competitive Mini-Grants Participating institutions include: Non-profits, municipalities, state agencies, aquariums, school boards, universities, minority serving institutions, hurricane impacted communities Audiences include: teachers, children in K-12 programs, general public, underserved and underrepresented, adult professionals, college students, public broadcasting

10 Mini Grants 2009 FL AL MS LA TX Total RFP Year K-12 Foundation University State Aquarium Other RFP Year

11 Date State Organization Program Name Education Goal Priority Issue 2009 AL Alma Bryant High School Bryant High School Oyster Gardening Project K-20 WQ 2009 AL AL Gulf Coast Convention & Visitor's Clean Coast Partnership Website & Stencils Public Awareness Bureau CCR 2009 AL Weeks Bay Foundation Watershed Wagon: A Rolling Watershed Community Education Education & Outreach WQ, HCRT 2009 AL Mobile Area Education Foundation Exploring sub-watersheds within the Mobile K-20 Bay Are HCRT 2009 AL Wolf Bay Watershed WOW (Wonders of Wetlands) K-20 HCRT Florida A&M University Center for Pilot Summer Program: GOM Stewardship & K FL HCRT Water & Air Quality Conservation 2009 FL Santa Rosa County, FL School District Conservation through Education: K-20 HCRT Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Marine Lab Estuarine & Marine Awareness Community Education 2009 LA HCRT Fisheries Education & Outreach, K LA Audubon Nature Institute Coast to Classroom K-20 HCRT Louisiana Universities Marine Going Beyond the Bayou K LA WQ, N, HCRT Consortium 2009 MS Jackson State University Website for Aquatic Plants K-20 HCRT, EIA 2009 MS Mary C. O'Keefe Center of Arts & Camp Leonardo: Where Science Meets Art! K-20 Education. HCRT 2009 MS J.L. Scott Marine Education Center Student and Community Outreach Symposia Community Education (SCOrS) & Outreach WQ 2009 TX Galveston Bay Foundation Get Hip to Habitat K-20 HCRT GK-12,University of Texas Marine GK-12 Summer Field Science Program K TX WQ, N, HCRT Science Institute 2009 TX Texas State Aquarium Sunset Lake Invaders K-20 EIA, HCRT, CCR

12 Mini Grants 2010 FL AL MS LA TX Total RFP Year K-12 Foundation University State Aquarium Other RFP Year

13 Date State Organization Program Name Education Goal Priority Issue 2010 AL 2010 AL 2010 AL Dauphin Island Sea Lab-Discovery Hall Program Marine Applications of Science and Technology (MAST) K-20 Environmental Education Association From the Mountains to the Gulf: Helping K-20 of Alabama Teachers Make Connections Mobile Baykeeper Muddy Water Watch Community Education & Outreach EIA WQ, EIA, HCRT N 2010 FL 2010 FL 2010 FL City of Bradenton Beach, Florida NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center, Florida A&M University Santa Rosa County, Florida School District Coastal Crusaders: Conserving Native Florida Minority Students and Community Outreach on Hurricane Preparedness and Adaptation Expanding Conservation through Education at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station K-20 Community Education & Outreach K-20 HCRT CCR WQ, N, HCRT, EIA, CCR 2010 LA 2010 LA Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Louisiana Environmental Education Commission Gulf Lagniappe: Adult EE Workshops Community Education & Outreach, Public Awareness WQ, N, EIA, HCRT Louisiana Environmental Literacy Plan K-20 WQ, N, EIA, HCRT, CCR 2010 MS 2010 MS University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Marine The Mary C. O Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education WETMAAP Gulfwide K-20 Camp Leonardo: Where Science Meets Art K-20 EIA EIA, HCRT 2010 TX University of Texas Marine Science GK-12 Summer Field Science Program K-20 WQ, N, EIA, Institute HCRT 2010 TX Texas State Aquarium Sunset Lake Invaders Continuation K-20 EIA, HCRT, CCR 2010 TX Legacy Land Trust LLT.org Know Your Watershed K-20 WQ 2010 TX Texas AgriLife Extension Service (Texas Kids Teaching Parents Environmental Public Awareness Sea Grant) Education N

14 Mini Grants FL AL MS LA TX Total RFP Year K-12 Foundation University State Aquarium Other RFP Year

15 Date State Organization Program Name Education Goal Priority Issue AL Eastern Shore Art Center Squeaky Sneakers K-20 HCRT AL Wolf Bay Watershed Watch Our Wonderful Wetlands K-20 HCRT AL Mobile Area Education Foundation Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE) Summer K-20 Camps WQ, EIA AL Dauphin Island Sea Lab Discovery Hall Sea Stars: A Marine Science Camp for K-20 Programs Students with Special Needs EIA, HCRT FL The Florida Aquarium High School Teachers: Teens teaching Tweens about the Coast FL Marine Science Academy (MSA), Assessing Water Quality in Local Estuarine Escambia County School District, Tributaries of Pensacola Bay Florida K-20 K-20 CR WQ FL Florida Department of Environmental Protection OEE Increasing Access to Science]Based Environmental Education by Matching Local Needs with Resources Community Education & Outreach, K-12 FL Nature s Academy, Inc. Island Adventures Pilot Project K-20 EIA, HCRT WQ LA Southeastern Louisiana University Training Future Scientists, Teachers and Families in Coastal Wetland Conservation and Restoration LA Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana An Electronic Field Trip: Conservation and Public Broadcasting Protection of the Gulf Coast Louisiana Universities Marine Wetland Warriors LA Consortium (LUMCON) Community Education & Outreach, Public Awareness, K-20 K-20; Public Awareness Community Education & Outreach EIA, HCRT HCRT HCRT MS Mississippi State University Community Grass Gardens: a community restoration, outreach and education initiative. MS The Mary C. O Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education Community Education & Outreach Camp Leonardo: Where Science Meets Art K-20 HCRT EIA, HCRT TX Texas AgriLife Extension Service (Texas Kids Teaching Parents Environmental Public Awareness Sea Grant) Education II WQ TX Texas Parks & Wildlife Groundwater to the Gulf (G2G) Institute] K-20 Learning about the Colorado River WQ, N, EIA, CCR watershed & the Gulf of Mexico TX Colorado River Foundation River Stewards II (Year Two) K-20 HCRT

16 Percentage of Year One and Two Competive Projects Addresssing GOMA Priorities Water Quality 11% 13% 25% Habitat Restoration & Conservation 17% Ecosystem Integration & Assessment 34% Reducing Nutrient Inputs Coastal Community Resilience

17 Mini Grant Distribution

18 Thank You Lee Yokel ext. 7507

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