Use the filter menu and interactive map to explore the past competitions offered and grants awarded through the Environmental Literacy Program.
To learn more about project findings and outcomes, view the summaries of our grantees’ summative evaluation reports.
- (-) Califa (1)
- Aquarium of the Pacific (3)
- Arizona State University (ASU) / Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (1)
- California Academy of Sciences (1)
- California State University at Monterey Bay (1)
- College of Exploration (1)
- Discovery Cube Orange County (OC) (1)
- Elizabeth River Project (1)
- Exploratorium (2)
- Hampton University (2)
- Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) (1)
- Lawrence Hall of Science (4)
- Monterey Bay Aquarium (4)
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (1)
- NatureBridge (1)
- Science Museum of Virginia (2)
- Tech Museum of Innovation (2)
- Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education (2)
- Watershed Management Group (1)
Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE)
The Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE) project was built on the idea that librarians can play a significant role in increasing a community's climate resiliency — the ability to recover quickly from or plan for and anticipate weather impacts. PLACE paired about 50 librarians in rural and under-resourced urban communities across the U.S. with local NOAA/NWS scientists to engage over 1,500 youth and adults in a series of public library programs tailored to the local geography. The programs used popular books and human-interest videos to stimulate discussion and critical thinking about resilient responses to environmental changes and extreme weather events, as well as introducing relevant NOAA tools and resources for data access and resiliency planning. For both audience members and librarians, PLACE enhanced environmental literacy specific to their own region’s geography, vulnerabilities, and threats, toward the longer-term goal of helping them to build local resilience.