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2013

Grant Category:

Environment

Project Title:

Texas Colorado River Mobile Learning Experience

Grant Award:

$101,000

Colorado River Alliance

The Colorado River Alliance (CRA) supports natural science education and outdoor recreation programs that encourage the stewardship, awareness, and protection of the Colorado River, particularly to at-risk youth. The foundation also partners with other organizations to organize clean-ups of the lakes that make up the Colorado River. The CRA is the only non-profit in Texas dedicated solely to the protection and conservation of the Texas Colorado River. As our population increases, and severe drought conditions persist, water conservation is critical to Austin's future. CRA has partnered with the Austin Independent School District and Austin Water to create the Texas Colorado River Mobile Learning Experience, an environmental education program focusing on water conservation, which will reach over 5,000 7th grade students annually. The mobile classroom will use interactive exhibits to enhance learning and reinforce the link between personal behavior and the environment. Since the classroom is mobile, it will also be used at community events, bringing the conservation message to the broader Austin community.

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