Xcel Energy Foundation Invests in Environmental Education

New Grant to Support Activity-Based Environmental Education


(Mpls, MN) – The Xcel Energy Foundation recently announced the recipients of grants in the focus area of the environment.  Included in this year’s list of recipients is Dovetail Partners for efforts to support the use of activity-based environmental education.


“It is important to align environmental education efforts with the goals that teachers have for their classrooms, including the objective of providing activity-based learning opportunities,” says James Garness, Senior Foundation Representative for the Xcel Energy Foundation in Minnesota.


Dovetail Partners’ environmental education programs include the F.R.E.E Network as an online resource with information and materials for students and teachers. The network is available at: http://www.freeenetwork.org .  Dovetail also hostsForestInfo.org as a portal of information about forest resources and the environment.


“As a teacher for more than 30 years, I know how important it is to provide resources that teachers and students can get excited about and use in the classroom,” says Janet Bratkovich, Director of Environmental Education for Dovetail.





About Xcel Energy Foundation
Formed in 2001 as the philanthropic arm of our company, Xcel Energy Foundation oversees more than $15 million in funded charitable activities of Xcel Energy and its subsidiaries.


About Dovetail Partners
Dovetail Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation providing authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives.