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REAL is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s three REAL Action Grants. 

Montague Public School Eco Club.  This group, led by Kathleen Lang, will use the money to build a raised garden bed for the seeds they have planted.  They are learning about how food is grown from seed to harvest.

Smiths Falls – Dene community Student Exchange.  The grant will subsidize one SFDCI student to participate in this exchange with a fly-in Dene community in Northern Alberta to examine change, conservation, and active citizenship through environmental education and experiential learning.

Outdoor Education and Climate Change Summit.
  One SFDCI student will be subsidized to attend this overnight field trip, led by teacher Meaghan MacPherson.   The project addresses climate change and gives students an appreciation for their natural environment.

Congratulations to the winners!

The groups will be reporting back at the conclusion of their projects.  This is the third round of action grants awarded by REAL.  Eight grants were awarded in 2015 in honour of our 25th anniversary year, and were funded by a generous donor , Tom Foulkes.  The 2017 and 2018 awards were funded by the Pilkington Henniger Foundation of Peterborough.  Thanks to Keely Maddock, Peter Au and Donna McKenna for coordinating this year’s REAL Action Grants.