April 30, 2022
    Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, in partnership with Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinator Collaborative and National Wildlife Federation, welcomes Oklahoma City metro area schools, K-12, to apply for the OKC Living Classroom Grant Program and help increase habitat for monarchs and other pollinators by creating gardens at their schools. In the last 20 years, monarch populations have dropped by over 80 percent. The main problem afflicting monarchs is habitat loss throughout their migration and breeding range. Migrating monarchs travel through Oklahoma in the spring and fall as they make their way between central Mexico and southern Canada. Thus, creating and protecting monarch habitat in Oklahoma is critical for this iconic butterfly’s survival. Now through Saturday, April 30, 2022, all public, private and charter K-12 schools in Oklahoma City metro areas, are eligible to apply for the OKC Living Classroom Grant Program. A maximum of five grants will be awarded by Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Recipient schools will receive amounts up to $1,500 to purchase garden supplies.