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Educator mini-grants


For teachers, educators, and students — opening spring

Do you have an idea for a lesson plan or activity involving water resources? The watershed district is offering mini grants to help cover the cost of the materials and support your ideas. Grant awards range from $50 to $250 and are available to teachers, informal educators, and students (advising teacher required) who live or work within the watershed district. Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds run out.


  • Projects must take place within the watershed district
  • Projects must have a water resources component
  • You are eligible for one grant per year


  • Amount: $50 - $250
  • Grants are awarded as a rebate for purchases made
  • A project report and receipts must be provided for refund to be issued

How it works

  1.   Come up with an idea!
  2.   Fill out the application
  3.   You should hear from someone within 5 business days whether your application is approved
  4.   Do your activity! Take photos, and save your receipts
  5.   Fill out a project report
  6.   A reimbursement check will come in the mail


Project report

Submit your report before the 15th of the month to receive your reimbursement the 1st week of the following month.



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Project examples

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Bus fee to a nature center

J's fourth graders took a trip to a local nature center to learn about the aquatic habitats there. The mini-grant paid for the busses.

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Snowshoes to explore a frozen lake

N's kindergarteners got outfitted with snowshoes so they could explore frozen Duck Lake.


Binoculars for wildlife watching

J's class used their new binoculars to get up close with critters in the creek near their school.