Announcement: NOAA Planet Stewards 2019 Stewardship Community Application (Deadline to apply: Dec. 2, 2018)

NOAA Planet Stewards 2019 Stewardship Community Application
Deadline to apply: Sunday, December 2, 2018
The NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a scientifically-literate public actively engaged in environmental stewardship that conserves, restores, and protects human communities and natural resources related to NOAA’s mission.The Stewardship Community is a network for supporting the development and implementation of hands-on action-based projects. It is a unique 18 month opportunity to receive one-on-one guidance on designing, implementing, and evaluating an environmental stewardship project, and writing for a Federal funding opportunity.

The application to join the PSEP Stewardship Community includes a brief project pre-proposal. If accepted, participants will work with a peer review group and a peer mentor to refine their proposal, which may be submitted for funding of up to $2500.00 by June 2, 2019. Accepted proposals are funded for the 2019/2020 academic year. Monies must be directly applied toward completion of the project and cannot be used for salaries, professional development travel, attendance at conferences, or overhead.

Educators accepted into the Stewardship Community, are committing to:

> Develop a Planet Stewardship Project
> Dedicate approximately 3-5 hours/month for 5 months to:
> Attending PSEP webinars (~1 hour/webinar – approximately every other month during evening hours. Educators receive certificates for every webinar attended )
> View and reflect on five archived PSEP webinar videos (2018 or earlier. ~1 hour/video)
> Fully participate in a Stewardship Project Peer Review Group (~1 hour/month during evening hours. )
> Use the PSEP Wiki to post stewardship project plans, progress updates, results, and share resources and comments with other PSEP educators.
> Participate in future PSEP evaluation efforts i.e. online surveys.

Educators accepted into the Stewardship Community who fulfill the above requirements will be eligible to apply for:
> Funding of up to $2500.00 to carry out an environmental stewardship action project.

Educators who complete their stewardship project:
> Can apply for travel reimbursements to attend and present at select workshops and/or national conferences.
> May receive invitations to special events and face-to-face professional development opportunities.

The deadline to submit an application is midnight December 2, 2018.

All information submitted is retained by the NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project and will NEVER be shared with anyone at anytime without the written permission of the applicant.

Once you hit “send form” you will NOT be able to return to this same application and make changes. It is recommended you compile all the information you intend to submit, then copy and paste it into the required fields when you are ready to apply.

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