...Explorers’ Education Team Wins $100,000 Grant

Network News Fall 2004, Vol. 17 No. 2

The Ecology Explorers education team of Charlene Saltz and Monica Elser along with Arizona State University colleagues received a $100,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Grant to develop after-school science clubs in four low-income urban middle schools. The “Service at the Salado” program brings together ASU undergraduate students and middle-school children to develop service projects and conduct CAP LTER protocols relating to the restoration of a section of the Salt River in downtown Phoenix. Supplemental funding to continue this program for an additional semester was obtained through NSF’s EdEn Venture Fund.

For more information on Service at the Salado go to http://ces.asu.edu.

Monica Elser (mmelser@asu.edu)
Education Liaison, CAP-LTER