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NOAA announces FY20 funding under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training program


(March 17, 2020) NOAA announced $866,487 in funding for 11 projects under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program. Great Lakes B-WET is funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The 11 funded projects throughout the Great Lakes basin are:

  • City of Chicago Board of Education:
    Calumet Is My Back Yard: Burnham Park Expansion
  • Eastern Michigan University:
    Stormwater Stewards, Youth-Led Responses to Community Watershed Challenges
  • Flint River Watershed Coalition:
    Flint River Bridges, Year Two
  • Friends of the Rouge:
    The Rouge Education Project
  • Grand Valley State University:
    Deer Creek GEEKS
  • Hope College:
    K-12 Students Jump into West Michigan Watershed
  • Huron Pines:
    Terrestrial Systems Today for Healthy Waters Tomorrow
  • Lake Superior State University:
    Developing Great Lakes Stewards through Place-making In Urban and Rural Classrooms
  • Muskegon Area Independent School District:
    The Power of Place: Connecting Students to Their Watershed
  • St. John Fisher College:
    Our Lakes, Streams, and Rivers: Experiential Education and Stewardship in the Lake Ontario Watershed
  • University of Toledo:
    Great Lakes Student Research Campaign: Engaging Students and Teachers in Authentic Watershed Studies

Read more about the FY20 funded B-WET projects

The NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program offers competitive grants to support existing environmental education programs, foster the growth of new programs, and encourage development of partnerships among environmental education programs within watershed systems.

The criteria for these awards emphasize Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs): sustained, hands-on, environmental activities that are aligned with academic learning standards.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY21 Great Lakes B-WET grants will be released in April 2020. For more information about Great Lakes B-WET, please contact Sarah Waters (