$3 Million National Science Foundation Grant

April 9, 2012NSFLogo_color_F

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to the California Environmental Legacy Project – the largest grant awarded to any recipient.

The project (CELP) is a statewide initiative among scientists, educators and media professionals to enhance public understanding of California’s rapidly changing environment. The collaboration includes California State Parks, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the California Public Television Consortium, as well as higher education and science museum partners.

Kit Tyler, a Sacramento-based filmmaker and president of American Mercury, Inc. is one of four principle investigators of the NSF grant.  He will produce and direct a two-hour public television program entitled, Becoming California.