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Be a Nature Class

NATURE CLASS

The Nature Class Grant is a program under C.O.R.E.’s Environmental Conservation thrust. Nature Class is an outdoor educational experience that focuses on the environment, which is offered to organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, and even schools. Nature Class provides a unique learning experience to its recipients and can serve as training or seminars offered to complement the organization’s goals and activities. C.O.R.E. is open to customizing the components of Nature Class based on the needs of each applicant. Sign up and submit a proposal to tell us why your organization should be part of Nature Class and ideas for venues and activities.

I. General Information

II. Application Assessment

III. Application Assessment

IV. Required Attachments

  • A Profile of your Organization or Group
  • List of team members and project associates
  • List of projects and activities conceptualized and executed by your group or organization
  • For schools: A copy of the subject curriculum and a short justification of how Nature Class can complement students’ learning

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are we looking for?

The Nature Class Grant aims to provide unique learning experiences to government organizations and NGOs who want to provide their staff and members with environmental conservation knowledge and training. Recipients of the grant should be able to further influence their stakeholders on the importance of caring for the environment.

What kind of support will the grant provide?

C.O.R.E. will evaluate your application and proposal and plan the best Nature Class concept that will fit the organization’s objectives for seeking training and long-term goals. Based on the customized Nature Class concept, C.O.R.E. typically provides training materials, speakers and specialists, outdoor equipment and logistical support. However, this is still subject to evaluation.

Who can apply?

Filipino companies, organizations, divisions, departments, NGOs, teams and schools are eligible to participate in Nature Class.

How to apply?

Fill-up the application form on this page and email at core@primergrp.com. Qualified applicants will be notified via e-mail. Terms of the sponsorship will be discussed in an agreement between  C.O.R.E. and the beneficiary

If my application is approved, what do I do next?

Please wait to be contacted by C.O.R.E. staff to organize the details of your Nature Class. Once details of the grant are finalized, dates and agenda for the Nature Class will be communicated by your organization. All approved expedition grants must comply with following requirements and basic agreements:

a. Group Master List and Waivers (for students)

Participants must be listed in a master list. Organizations must verify and guarantee authenticity of the list of participants. For classes
involving students, parental consent and waivers must be issued before commencement of the class.

b. Field Report / Evaluations

A report summarizing their learning experiences and evaluation of the activity must be submitted within two months of returning from the Nature Class training. C.O.R.E. requires that grant recipients offer the right of first refusal for coverage to Dispatch Media Group, the media arm of C.O.R.E. Media coverage includes books and other Dispatch publications, lectures, exhibits, our web site and other electronic media, as well as publicity about the project.

c. Content Usage

All grantees must first share their experience story and learnings with Dispatch Media as part of the publication and media coverage
component of the grant. Photography, videography and writing during Nature Class must be provided for by the grantees unless negotiated separately with C.O.R.E. and Dispatch. However, C.O.R.E. also reserves the right to assign exclusive coverage of the event to Dispatch Media photographers, writers and film crews.

Do you have more questions? Write us an e-mail at core@primergrp.com or call us at +63 (2) 5670611.