Terra Science and Education awards two Cortland County schools over $6,000 in grant funding

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McGraw Elementary School and Homer Intermediate School have been named recipients of Capacity Building Grants from Terra Science and Education, Inc.

McGraw Elementary School was awarded $2,500 for their Afterschool Enrichment Program. The grant project, led by Susan Prince, is using the new Sphero package to provide a variety of experiences for students in grades 1-5. With the expansion of materials for the program, the school will now be able to double the amount of sessions available to students.

Homer Intermediate School was awarded $4,299 to purchase the Google Expeditions VR Classroom Kit. The grant is led by Kathleen Totman and Stephanie Falls. The grant will allow students to use virtual reality (VR) headsets to go on virtual “field trips” to places that are otherwise out of reach. Use of the VR headsets will level the playing field for students by providing them with advanced STEM resources and experiences.

McGraw Elementary School and Homer Intermediate School are among 23 organizations across New York State being awarded Capacity Building Grants from Terra Science and Education. For the 2020 grant cycle Terra received 35 applications totaling more than $135,000 in grant funds. Of the applicants, Terra awarded a total of $59,009.63 in grants to schools and educational non-profits to increase educational opportunities for students throughout the State.

The Terra Capacity Building Grant Program accepts applications from schools and educational non-profits who have a project that will build long-term capacity and impact a number of students for years to come. Grant awards range from $1,000 to a maximum or $5,000. Applications for 2021 will be accepted until December 1, 2020.

Terra Science and Education, Inc. is a 501[c]3 organization dedicated to improving quality of life through the investment of those involved in education and innovation. For more information about Terra Science and Education or the Capacity Building Grant Program please email [email protected] or visit the website at www.terraed.org.