2024 Great Lakes B-WET Funding Opportunity for Indigenous Communities
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary office) is seeking proposals under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (Great Lakes B-WET) program.
This Great Lakes B-WET funding announcement focuses on a single priority area: MWEEs for K–12 students that incorporate Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
The B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes place-based experiential learning for K–12 students and related professional development for teachers. B-WET fosters the growth of new, innovative programs and encourages capacity-building and environmental education partnerships. Applicants must address the following priority area: Activities that incorporate Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge as it relates to the Tribal community(ies) and the local watershed.
All projects must demonstrate a connection to the Great Lakes basin through the watershed system so that program participants understand how their actions can affect the Great Lakes ecosystem through their local watershed. Great Lakes B-WET awards are funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), and applicants must demonstrate how the project will “educate the next generation about the Great Lakes ecosystem.” (GLRI Action Plan III, Objective 5.1)