Betsy Whitman Environmental Education Fund
Thanks to donations made to Citizens for Lexington Conservation in memory of Betsy Whitman, a Lexington resident active in the community who passed away in 2013, a fund for conservation and environmentally related classroom projects has been created. CLC intends this fund to support grants to Lexington Public Schools teachers in working with elementary school students to learn about the value and wonder of our natural resources, and the need to recognize, combat threats to, and preserve our resources and environment. Examples of candidate projects include, but are not limited to: enhancements to the Big Back Yard program; experiments to evaluate potential threats to air quality, animals, plants; research on threatened or endangered species; invasive plant mitigation; public service informational or educational programs.
Any elementary Lexington Public School teacher or staff member working with elementary school students may apply for a grant of up to $300. The grant can be used to purchase supplies, instructional materials, to attend a workshop, or to bring in a special knowledgeable guest (speaker). The grant application can be downloaded from the CLC website (www.clclex.org).
The deadline for proposals for the academic year is May 1. Awards will be announced by June 15. If appropriate, the funds may be used in the summer preceding or following the academic year.
For further information or questions, please email
Completed applications can be sent electronically to:
Or by mail to:
Citizens for Lexington Conservation
P.O. Box 292
Lexington, MA 02420-0003