Eleven schools are receiving grant funding from the SJRWMD's Blue School Grant Program for projects that promote water resource protection through hands-on learning. In Duval County, Edward H. White Military Academy is moving forward with the Shaping Watersheds Augmented Reality Sandbox project.
More than two dozen teachers applied for funding this year and of them the top 11 projects were selected. The program offers $20,000 in financial support to teachers and schools. For information about Blue School grants, visit the district’s website.
Representatives from the SJRWMD, Fresh From Florida, UF / IFAS Extension Duval County Agriculture and the Natural Resource Conservation Service will be on hand to answer any financial and technical assistance questions.
This event is free. Please come ready to taste, see and hear what Duval County Farmers have to offer!
Author, Shannon Blankinship
Chairman, Duval Soil and Water Conservation District