Conklin: Penn State to receive environmental education grant

HARRISBURG, June 26 – Penn State University has been awarded a state grant designed to engage and educate school students about the importance of energy conservation and efficiency, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced today.

Conklin said the $3,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be used to fund an energy education program for students in grades K-12. Students in the program will work with university students to convert a gas-powered vehicle to electric power and learn about how battery-focused transportation technology can lead to low to zero emissions.

“These hands-on programs can help students learn how to make a positive impact on our environment,” said Conklin. “These innovative projects can go a long way in engaging and empowering even our youngest students to take responsible actions and truly make a difference.”

Established in 1993, DEP’s Environmental Education Grants Program supports public education on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy conservation, water quality and renewable energy and empowers communities to develop solutions to a variety of environmental and public health issues.

More information on the grants program can be found at this link: