Teacher and student work together as part of the F.I.E.L.D. Corps

Teacher and student work together as part of the F.I.E.L.D. Corps Program

The Teachers’ Outdoor Environmental Education Fund (TOEEF) was established by Pete Ostlind in memory of his wife, Sue Spaeth, a Wisconsin native and elementary school teacher. Since 2009, TOEEF has provided $35,439 to 38 different school projects across Wisconsin.

Grants are awarded annually to public school teachers (K-12) for outdoor environmental education projects. Grants are typically limited to a maximum of $1,000.

The application period for 2018 is now open.

Applications are due May 1, 2018.

 

Need an idea? Consider one of these fun and meaningful school projects.

– Restoring native plants and removing invasive species at school forests
– Planting butterfly gardens to learn about native plants and pollinators
– Learning how to use GPS and geocaching
– Forestry management
– Overnight outdoor education camps
– Infrastructure improvements to school forests or wetlands to improve student access
– Monitoring stream water quality with students
– Conducting citizen science projects such as frog and toad monitoring
– Teaching students about local bird species and habitat on a birding trip, or participating in our Great Wisconsin Birdathon.