Environmental Education for Title One Students and Boys and Girls Club

$24,987

open space authority funds contributed to project

2016

project awarded

The Authority contributed funds towards Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's environmental education program, which supports the use of the Guadalupe River Park as an outdoor lab to help familiarize children with the outdoors, instill a sense of environmental stewardship, and to teach hands‐on, standards‐based science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) lessons, with a special emphasis on serving students from Title One schools.
Award Date:
November 9, 2016
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program
Location:
438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose CA 95110

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