The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is Maine’s leading nonprofit membership organization working to protect Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife, now and for future generations. We use science, public outreach, and citizen engagement activities to restore Maine’s watersheds; protect Maine’s forestlands; increase clean and efficient energy; and promote sustainability initiatives such as composting and recycling.
Since 2015, NRCM has awarded small grants to Maine middle school teachers and club leaders (6th, 7th, or 8th grades) for projects that educate and engage students in Maine’s environment and the value of protecting it.
The grant application process begins in the fall for awards in January. Maine middle school teachers and club leaders are encouraged to apply. For examples of past projects, you may read grantee blogs here.