Five environmental education projects have been awarded a total of $25,000 in grants from the National Nursing Centers Consortium, which in turn got the money from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant.

"NNCC's environmental education programs have a proven track record of reducing environmental risks that threaten the health of children and underserved communities disproportionately," said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin at an awards ceremony last week.

And the winners (with descriptions courtesy of EPA) are: