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SWFWMD Awards Splash Grants to local Schools

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 11, 2021

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program. The program provides up to $3,000 per school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources in grades K-12.

Splash! grants encourage hands-on student learning through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities as well as engagement of the greater school community through awareness campaigns.

Each school district allocates a portion of its annual youth education funding provided by the Southwest Water Management District to support the Splash! grants in their county.

SWFWMD Awards Splash Grants to local Schools

The District awarded grants to the following schools/teachers in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties:

  • Bayonet Point Middle School – Rowenna Collins
  • Brooksville Elementary School – Rachel Vascellaro
  • Central High School – Rachel M. Kingdom
  • Dunnellon Elementary School – Nancy Garvin
  • Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology – Eliza Mantooth
  • Hudson Academy – Shamsher Lamba
  • James M. Marlowe Elementary School – Michelle Wainwright
  • Lecanto High School – Cori Rohan
  • Quail Hollow Elementary School – Lora Darby
  • Richey Elementary School – Angela Taylor and Shaun Burr
  • Sunlake High School – Gail Charpin

Grants are available for freshwater resources field studies, water-conserving garden projects, community or school awareness campaigns, and on-site workshops.

For more information, please visit the District’s website at WaterMatters.org/SchoolGrants.