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Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation and Tourism Specialist, P: 315-312- 3042, E:

Syracuse, NY, April 7, 2021 - New York Sea Grant knows that it’s important to teach kids about the environment and to help they’re giving away money to fund programs that do just that.

As NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White shares with the hosts of the "Bridge Street" morning show, the coastal program is partnering with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help engage youth and build the next generation of environmental stewards. 

White shares that there's an interest in having kids be involved in the entire project from conception to conclusion. Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for watershed/Great Lakes projects with youth.

The small grants program, now in its sixth year, is open to public/private K-12 schools, colleges, universities working with youth under the age of 21, FFA, non-profit, government agencies, municipalities, regional planning, environmental commissions.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021. For more information you can visit,

NYSG's White frequently appears as a boating safety specialist on "Bridge Street," a locally-produced daily talk show of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate covering Syracuse and Central New York.

White's NYSG "Boating and Marine Trades" content can be found at He also has information on Great Lakes shipwrecks at

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Elmsford and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter, "NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog,

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