Tomorrow River teachers receive $12,600 George Rogers Memorial grant
Tomorrow River School District teachers were recently awarded a $12,600 grant from the George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund through the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. The fund honors the late George Rogers, a noted central Wisconsin journalist and river conservationist.
The grant was awarded in October to Carol Welling, eighth-grade science; Beth Shore, seventh-grade science; Brooke Mahoney, seventh-grade English; and Kathleen Nicholson, fourth-grade teacher.
“The Tomorrow River has shaped and defined the Amherst community for over 100 years,” said Welling. “The goal for this grant is to develop cross-curricular activities at the fourth-, seventh- and eighth-grade levels that will increase student awareness of issues related to, knowledge of the condition and health of, and an appreciation for this special natural resource found right here at home. This wonderful grant will be used to purchase resource materials, tools, and technology for student field research and investigation of our community’s riparian treasure.”
“Local stewardship of this world-class freshwater resource depends on young people learning its history and science in the classroom, and applying that knowledge first-hand,” said Tom Miller, fund representative. “These are, after all, the future leaders of this community.”
Terry Rothmann, executive director, said distributions from the fund support river conservation or education projects by area organizations, school districts and others dedicated to that purpose.
Interested people, businesses or organizations wishing to learn more about the work of the George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund may contact fund representative Tom Miller at 715-498-7509 or [email protected]
Contributions are welcome and can be made through the Community Foundation online at www.cfcwi.org or by contacting Miller. Grant applications are also available online through the foundation.