EEA offers mini-grant awards up to $1,000 to current EEA members to help fund environmental education performing and visual arts projects in honor of environmental educator, Petey Giroux (1945-2008). Petey brought a great deal of joy and enthusiasm to her work and was a master at using the power of the performing and visual arts to support her teaching. In offering these grants to Georgia K-12 educators (public and private schools, home schools, scout troops, religious groups, community organizations, 4-H Clubs), we honor Petey’s life of service and her legacy of environmental education through the arts.
Recipients will be asked to give a brief presentation about their project at the EEA annual conference that follows the end date of the granting period. Scholarship funding to cover conference registration for one presenter is included in the grant. Funded projects must be completed by one year after their start date and a final report that includes all receipts for expenditures and “Funds Distribution Form" must be postmarked by one year after the start date. Mini-grant proposals will only be accepted from current members of EEA and must meet all eligibility guidelines.