Project Requirements & Submission Deadline
1. Students and youth groups design an action project to do that gets
students involved with the environment at their school or in their
2. Complete the attached registration form describing the project.
Eligible projects should be new this school year and have substantial
progress made before the registration deadline of Thursday, April
3. A staff member from the Western U.P. Center will visit each class
or community group between April 24-May 12 to interview the group
about their project. Each group should plan a short 5-10 minute presentation
about their project that includes some evidence of their project’s
success—such as photos, student work, etc. Be creative!
All groups will receive a small treat and an Earth Day Recognition
Certificate. Projects that will impact large numbers or unique and
creative will have their names entered into a special Earth Day prize
drawing. A total of FOUR names will be drawn: one in the grade K-5
age group and one in the grade 6-12 age group for both Houghton-Baraga-Keweenaw
counties and Gogebic-Ontonagon counties. The lucky groups whose names
are drawn will each receive up to $300 for an environmental educational
field trip to a special place.
This program is sponsored by the Western U. P. Center for Science,
Mathematics and Environmental Education, with funding from the Center
for Science and Environmental Outreach and Sustainable Futures Institute
at Michigan Technological University, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Wege Foundation, and Michigan Department of Education.
For More Information or to Obtain a Registration Form
Registration forms are available by contacting Joan Chadde/Anne Collins
at (906) 487-3341 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or download an interactive registration form from the Center’s
website: www.wupcenter.mtu.edu where you can also read about projects
from previous years.