NSF Indigenous Education Initiative


Connecting Tribal and Pacific Rim Colleges to Improve Indigenous Environmental Technology Education

nsfAbout the project:

In this National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded initiative (DUE #1204627), National PETE is assisting Tribal and Pacific Rim Colleges in improving their Environmental Technology programs as a means to provide education to build an informed and up-to-date environmental “green” workforce. The project strives to improve, enhance, or create environmental science programs at the nations’ Tribal and Pacific Island Colleges. To be eligible to apply, your institution needs to be a Pacific Island or Tribal College.

Project Goals:

National PETE will reach out to the 37 Tribal Colleges and colleges in the Pacific Rim (U.S. Territories). Educators will be provided with technical and pedagogical skills to better instruct Indigenous students and prepare them for new and sustainable “green jobs.”


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Summary of the grant (brochure)

Technical Assistance

Faculty Development Institutes