Leadership in Environmental Action Project (LEAP) grants fund British Columbia High School science project-based learning to support conservation and stewardship of the province’s biodiversity. LEAP grants integrate and meet the following criteria:
LEADERSHIP: initiates a school or community project that inspires participants and influences others to steward BC’s biodiversity and ecosystems and could include student mentoring opportunities.
ENVIRONMENTAL: supports a BC biodiversity topic or issue and is a place-based action project. This could cover science, environmental science, specialty science courses as well as other ways of knowing our connections to the natural world.
ACTION: includes at least three outdoor field experiences in nature that support the project’s inquiry and involves community and conservation professionals (organizations, biologists or other specialists) so that students develop environmental field-skills and are doing real-world science.
PROJECT: selects a local concern or issue and
- Develops goals, methods, rationale, budget and expected outcomes
- Starts from an inquiry question or an exploration that will result in a future inquiry question
- Describes the relationship of the project to the curriculum’s relevant big ideas and curricular competencies
- Includes methodology e.g.: data-gathering; restoring sites with community partners; creating communication or education events and/or video; and mentoring or working with younger students
- Highlights careers in conservation and stewardship
LEAP Grants are for:
- B.C. high schools.
- Science, environmental science, specialty science courses as well as other ways of knowing our connections to the natural world.
- Supporting student environmental field-skills and connections to real-world science.
- Students to connect with BC's biodiversity and ecosystems.
Deadline: June 15th
Please read the LEAP Grant Overview or for more information please visit our website https://hctf.ca/education-leap-grants/