The Diack Ecology Education Fund is anxious to support teachers doing field-based science inquiry with grants up to $2000. The online application process is relatively simple. Here are some points to keep in mind when applying to Diack. • Diack wants to support ecology research projects that are primarily student directed. Students should design their projects and their research methods, collect and analyze their data and finally, communicate their results in a research paper, poster or PowerPoint presentation. • Diack grant funds can only be used to purchase equipment needed for these studies – for example, water quality test kits, 100 meter tapes for transects, field guides, digital probes, rubber boots and D-nets for macro collecting. Be specific in describing the requested equipment including the quantity and price. Diack will not fund transportation, staff pay, substitutes or plants for a native garden.