Alice Ferguson Foundation

Alice Ferguson Foundation Grant Summary
The staff of environmental educators at the Alice Ferguson Foundation normally
engages students through in-person, outdoor learning experiences on the
foundation’s historic farm and surrounding area. During the current pandemic
and to keep students safe, lessons with the students must be done online. A key
measurement that students can take involves macroinvertebrates and other
water creatures. Effective viewing of samples can be done with a digital
microscope and students can see microscope images during on-line live lessons.
This grant will supply the microscope and associated equipment to enable on-line
student participation in measurements. Students will then be engaged in data
analysis and their own research projects. This will also prepare students for the
future return to in-person environmental observation.


Grant amount: $956


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.


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