P-4297

Wild about Wildlife

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: McCall, Idaho

Total Budget: $700

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, The environment

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Provide hands-on opportunities for elementary students and faculty to learn about wildlife and ecosystems in Central Idaho


The Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) "Wild about Wildlife!" Education Program will provide hands-on opportunities to help elementary students and faculty learn about the unique wildlife and ecosystems existing in the West Central Mountains of Idaho, bordering the Payette National Forest and Frank Church Wilderness. The program will provide funding for a SWS intern and manager to visit four elementary schools, in and around McCall, to educate students about area wildlife and birds. The $700 will be used to create the Learning Trunks ($400) and transportation to the schools ($300). The SWS pays their own staff.

Misconceptions and lack of knowledge can negatively impact the development of children's attitudes toward wildlife stewardship. This program uses a best-practice approach to foster safe and responsible interaction with wildlife, and provide a leadership platform to empower students and teachers to inform and inspire a future generation of environmental stewards. The program will include:

● Selected use of six unique SWS "Wild about Wildlife" learning trunks to provide a hands-on learning experience for elementary students and teachers. Specific trunks are designed to provide an interactive wildlife learning experience focusing on native wildlife species:

○ Bears

○ Owls

○ Corvids (ravens, crows, jays, magpies)

○ Canids (wolves, coyotes, foxes)

○ Diurnal Birds of Prey

○ Mustelids (wolverine, weasels, badgers, otters)

● Presentation of curriculum materials supporting each learning experience. On-site SWS staff presentation in coordination with elementary school faculty. Includes assistance in planning for an age-appropriate program that demonstrates what has been learned and/or shares good wildlife stewardship practices with others. Rotarians will be available to assist in program.

Both students and faculty will be provided with a hands-on wildlife learning experience which will provide presentation attendees with a better understanding of the unique wildlife and ecosystems surrounding our community. It is anticipated that the presentations will reinforce positive attitudes towards wildlife and ecosystems stewardship through individual and group actions.

The project will begin in Fall of 2022 and finish in Spring of 2023.


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

Rotarians will assist putting together Learning Trunks as well as serve as assistants during the school presentations.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: McCall (Payette Lakes)

Primary Contact: Eliza Donnelly

Email: eliza.donnelly@mac.com

Project Status

Reported
This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

McCall (Payette Lakes) (5400)

25-May-22

$50

$650

$700

Total

$50

$650

$700

Project Supporting Documents


[28-May-23]
Club Check #2023


[10-May-23]
District Check #1043


[28-May-23]
Final Report

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

25-May-22

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

26-May-22

by Marianne Barker

Rotary Foundation grants cannot fund "The operating, administrative, or indirect program expenses of another organization...." Is this project paying for normal expenses of the organization or is this a new/additional program being created by the grant?

26-May-22

by Eliza Donnelly

This is a new project funded by the grant. I updated the project description with better clarification. Snowdown pays for their own administration. The $700 will build the Learning Trunks for the students.

27-May-22

by Eliza Donnelly

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

27-May-22

by Eliza Donnelly

System Entry: Project signed by Eliza Donnelly.

27-May-22

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Tammy McCloud.

24-Jun-22

by Marianne Barker

Rotary Foundation grants require "active Rotarian involvement" Your project description indicates you would just be donating money to another organization to provide services. You can add a statement identifying the Rotarians' involvement by adding an addendum to your project description. On the admin side of the description tab, click "edit project page". Please do this before June 30th.

4-Jul-22

by Marianne Barker

Your district grant project has been included in D5400's block grant application to The Rotary Foundation. It is not yet approved. Do not place orders or spend money on the project until you hear from the district that TRF has approved our block grant (likely sometime this month), as you cannot be reimbursed for expenses incurred prior to TRF approval. Call Marianne Barker at 208 308-5617 if you have any questions. Thank you!

6-Jul-22

by Eliza Donnelly

Response to question regarding Rotarian involvement: Rotarians will assist putting together Learning Trunks as well as serve as assistants during the school presentations.

8-Jul-22

by Marianne Barker

The Rotary Foundation approved the District 5400 block grant on July 7, 2022. We’ll send your grant award as soon as the block grant is funded by TRF. You can safely incur costs now. If you have questions or need help, please contact Marianne Barker at (208) 308-5617

8-Jul-22

by Marianne Barker

The Rotary Foundation approved the District 5400 block grant on July 7, 2022. We’ll send your grant award as soon as the block grant is funded by TRF. You can safely incur costs now. If you have questions or need help, please contact Marianne Barker at (208) 308-5617

1-Aug-22

by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

16-Aug-22

by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

9-Apr-23

by Marianne Barker

A grant report is due no later than May 15th, 2023. Failure to report by the deadline may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in 2023-24 Rotary year. For final report, download the report form from the administration side of the description tab. Fill it out, being sure that the expenses listed in the report match your receipts and any other documentation of expenses you provide. Upload pdf copies of your report and the receipts to the documents tab of your grant. Then click "reported", a button on the administration side of the description tab. If the project is not done, file a progress report - a history log telling us when you started the project, what % complete you are & when you plan to finish it out. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions about reporting.

6-May-23

by Marianne Barker

This is a reminder that you have a report due on this grant by May 15th, 2023. If the project is completed your submittal should be a final report. You'll find the report form on the admin side of the description tab for download. Complete the report, save as pdf and upload to the documents tab along with supporting receipts. If project is not complete, provide a progress report by sending a history log email stating when you started the project, what percent complete it is and when you anticipate being wrapped up. That's all we need for a progress report. Failure to report may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in the 2023-24 cycle, so please get your report in. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions or need help.

10-May-23

by Eliza Donnelly

This project wraps up May 31, 2023. Requesting an extension for my final report until June 15, 2023.

28-May-23

by Eliza Donnelly

Final Report submitted.

28-May-23

by Eliza Donnelly

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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