Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that the Wild Center in Tupper Lake has been selected as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Award Program. The Environmental Literacy Award Program supports NOAA’s mission to educate and inspire citizens to use Earth science to improve our ecosystem and protect our environment. The Wild Center is being awarded $493,868 for a three year project to increase environmental literacy among high school students and educators in the Adirondack region.

“In the North Country, we recognize the importance of our environment not only to our economy, but to our way of life,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “These important Environmental Literacy Awards will go a long way in helping equip the next generation with the skills necessary to become responsible environmental stewards. I applaud NOAA for making these investments in our district, and I look forward to watching the Wild Center use these funds to help protect our pristine environment for generations to come.”