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2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants

Environmental solutions for the future can begin with you!

Whether you’re in a city, rural area or a suburb, wildlife is all around you. In many places, that wildlife faces challenges. If you’re a high school student with a creative idea for conserving and protecting wildlife, Planet Connect is offering grants of $1,000 to implement a project in your local school or community. In addition, all grantees will receive funding to participate in a local summer internship focused on wildlife conservation or natural resources.

Here’s your chance to make a difference! Apply for a national Planet Connect Youth Engagement Grant today! Visit http://planetconnect.org/2012wcgrants to learn more and to watch the grant promo video.

Need some help brainstorming project ideas? Check out the grant projects and internship summaries from the 2011 student grantees here: http://planetconnect.org/2011grantwinners

Apply by February 1, 2012!

Student Wildlife Conservation Grants

Planet Connect
2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants

Environmental solutions for the future can begin with you!

Whether you’re in a city, rural area or a suburb, wildlife is all around you. In many places, that wildlife faces challenges. If you’re a high school student with a creative idea for conserving and protecting wildlife, Planet Connect is offering grants of $1,000 to implement a project in your local school or community. In addition, all grantees will receive funding to participate in a local summer internship focused on wildlife conservation or natural resources.

Here’s your chance to make a difference! Apply for a national Planet Connect Youth Engagement Grant today! Visit http://planetconnect.org/2012wcgrants to learn more and to watch the grant promo video.

Need some help brainstorming project ideas? Check out the grant projects and internship summaries from the 2011 student grantees here: http://planetconnect.org/2011grantwinners

Apply by February 1, 2012!

Edie Widder To Give TED Talk In The Galapagos Islands

On April 9, Dr. Edie Widder, award winning scientist and founder of the Ocean Research Conservation Association (ORCA), will participate in the TED Mission Blue Voyage in the Galapagos focused on ocean health and conservation. The highlight of the cruise will be a presentation on the prestigious TED platform, recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavour and made available on the web. The cruise will be documented by Fisher Stevens, 2010 Academy award winner for “The Cove”.

Dr. Widder received the  invitation to give a TED talk due to her long track record of pioneering work in marine exploration and conservation including inventing new ocean technologies, discovering new species and ocean phenomena, and founding ORCA to preserve the ocean she loves.

Dr. Widder’s talk is part of the TED Mission Blue Voyage. She will be joined by leading thinkers in ocean conservation.

The presentation will be made available on www.ted.com and www.teamorca.org.

The goal of TED is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world’s smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea. (From www.ted.com). Past speakers include Al Gore, Jane Goodall, and Bill Gates.