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Design Squad Inventing Green Mini-Grant Opportunity

January 15, 2020


Inventing Green Mini-Grant

With support from the Lemelson Foundation, WGBH is making available four mini-grants of $5,000 each to organizations interested in hosting a Design Squad Global: Inventing Green educator open house event. The goal is to introduce formal and informal educators in your community to Design Squad resources and to promote their use in classrooms and out-of-school-time programs. 

What You Can Expect from WGBH

  • A $5,000 mini-grant
  • An event guide with tips for hosting an educator open house
  • Customizable social media posts for recruitment
  • Ongoing technical assistance
  • Event Evaluation Form

What WGBH Expects of You

  • Recruit 50 educators from formal classrooms and/or out-of-school-time programs
  • Host a daytime or evening educator open house by April 30, 2020
  • Complete a short event evaluation form 


  • Week of January 13, 2020: WGBH announces mini-grants and distributes applications
  • Monday, January 27, 2020: WGBH hosts explanatory webinar
  • Friday, January 31, 2020: Application due to WGBH
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020: WGBH selects and notifies 4 mini-grant recipients
  • Wednesday, February 5- Thursday, April 20, 2020: Stations host educator open house events

Interested? Please complete the following application form and email it to Stanley Dominique by Friday, January 31st, 2020.

Application Form


Design Squad Global Inventing Green

Design Squad Global (DSG) introduces 8- to-13-year-olds to engineering and invention, challenging them to use their imaginations and problem-solving skills to create unique designs while developing confidence in their own creativity and analytical skills. Design Squad Global: Inventing Green, the latest addition to the DSG family of resources, focuses on environmental sustainability, challenging youth to brainstorm solutions that could help people with things such as lack of food, clean water, renewable energy, affordable energy, and ocean and land pollution. DSG activity guides, educator training resources, and videos are available in a collection on PBS LearningMedia.

Learn more about DSG


Design Squad Global is produced by WGBH Boston.

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