Champions of the Environment

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Champions of the Environment is an annual grant program that awards K-12th grade students and teachers up to $2,500 to carry out environmental action and awareness projects in their schools and communities.

This year in place of grant awards, Champions will support educators through virtual environmental education resources and a webinar in October.

Registration is now open for the Champions of the Environment webinar, scheduled for Thu., Oct. 29 from 4-5:30 PM. The Champions program is collaborating with the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC) to present this webinar geared toward K-12th grade educators. Expert speakers from Roper Mountain Science Center, Camp Discovery, Clemson Extension, Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, Project Learning Tree, and Take Action SC will be featured. Participants will gather in a group Zoom meeting for the first part of the webinar, then will be sent to one of four virtual breakout rooms focused on specific grade categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). An expert speaker in each breakout room will describe how to adapt soil lessons normally done in a classroom setting to online instruction with students learning from home. The participants will then return to the group meeting for presentations on additional resources and wrap-up. A shipping address is required in registration because webinar attendees will receive toolkits in the mail after the workshop. Toolkits will include fun, educational items, as well as lesson plans and materials specific to the breakout room for which participants are registered. Drawings for door prizes will also be made throughout the webinar. Toolkits and door prizes will be sent only to those who attend the entire webinar. Register now at


Champions of the Environment Coordinator: Amanda Ley,

Champions of the Environment is sponsored by Dominion Energy, International Paper and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

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