Environmental education teacher professional development



The Cedar Tree Foundation is interested in communicating the facts and urgency of environmental issues taught in schools in the United States by supporting organizations that provide in depth professional development opportunities for teachers.  Our interest is focused on programs engaging teachers in a skill building, hands-on environmental education experience with a cohort of peers including networking and follow-up activities to support classroom implementation.


We are pleased to announce the organizations awarded 2017 funding:

Beyond Benign: $50,000 in support of the Lead Teacher Green Chemistry Program

California Academy of Sciences: $50,000 in support of the Teacher Institute of Environmental Learning

Experience Learning: $50,753 in support of Community Action in the Classroom Project

North American Association for Environmental Education:  $10,000 general support

National Wildlife Federation:  $35,327 in support of Teach4Climate Professional Development Institute in Philadelphia

South Shore Natural Science Center:  $35,489 in support of Hot Topic Climate Change in the Classroom workshop.


How to Apply

We are not currently accepting proposals in 2018.  Please check back in Spring of 2019 for information about future funding or add your email address to the form below if you wish to receive updates about this program. 

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Updated 10/2018