Recent Grants


REF’s fall 2017 grant funding includes the following projects:

*An interdisciplinary pilot program for third-grade students combining all aspects of S.T.E.A.M. learning into a celebration of water; study will span water testing and science experiments; creating art and music with water; exploring local, national and global water issues; and lessons in ecology, stewardship and water conservation.

*An arts residency for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 that will incorporate local historical research in a unique dramatic production performed for the whole community.

*A live storytelling project for grades 6, 7, and 8 that will include workshops on auditioning and public speaking.

*Education technology that will enhance language skills of students in grade 8 by connecting them with peers in Spanish speaking countries for meaningful conversation, collaborative schoolwork, and cultural exchange.

*The Rye Rowing Regatta, a year-long S.T.E.A.M. initiative involving all Rye Junior High classes which includes students studying boating history in Rye and New Castle, building two rowboats per grade, and racing their boats in a regatta in Rye Harbor on May 31, 2018.