Case Studies

    Blue Sky members lead and engage in strategic grantmaking to promote connections to nature and advance environmental literacy across the country. Case studies provide a deep look into innovative and effective collaborations between funders and the field, offering insights and guidance about how to develop and implement similar initiatives in other regions. 

    National Park Foundation's Citizen Science 2.0: Featuring Parks as Places of STEM Learning

    As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF) generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. NPF protects our nation’s treasured places, connects people to nature, and engages the next generation of national park stewards. Citizen Science 2.0 (CS 2.0) is the centerpiece of a suite of new and enhanced NPF-NPS educational...

    Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Implementing Regional Environmental Literacy Policy

    The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is a federal-state partnership that oversees the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the country. It includes partners from federal and state agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions that come together to support goals and outcomes defined in a series of watershed agreements dating back to 1983. In 2014, the Governors of...

    Ocean Discovery Institute: Scaling an Educational Model Locally and Nationally

    Ocean Discovery Institute works to address inequities in access to rigorous science and environmental education by using an ocean science platform to empower students, from urban and underserved backgrounds, to transform their lives, community, and ultimately the world as science and conservation leaders.