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Outdoor Classroom Resources and Grants

​Outdoor Classroom Resources and Grants

Mecklenburg SWCD along with the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation District and the Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation, Inc. provide financial and volunteer assistance for conservation education projects and programs.  Click on the links below for more details:

MSWCD Outdoor Classroom 'Grant'

Auxiliary - Classroom Grant

The Auxiliary - Classroom Grant is sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Auxiliary.  The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to classroom teachers for projects to enhance learning using conservation and environmental practices. 

Grants of up to $500 are awarded. To view guidelines and print application click here.

Outdoor Environmental Learning Centers Program Grant
The NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation's Board of Directors (Foundation) is pleased to announce that the Walmart Foundation is providing a $50,000 for the establishment of Outdoor Environmental Learning Centers on public spaces (school campuses and other public accessible places). 

For each approved project, up to $2,500 in funding will be provided for the basic materials to build the OELC facility or enhance an existing OELC facility with a match requirement of $2,500.  The match source can be in the form of cash, donations, or volunteer time.  To view program guidelines and print application please follow link.

Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance

For more information, please contact Anganette Byrd 704-336-2455 or

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