Posted by: Stefan Anderson | March 11, 2010

Teachers Win Prestigious Toyota Tapestry Grant

Conserve School Science Teachers Robert Eady and Andrew Milbauer have been awarded a $10,000 Toyota Tapestry Grant in support of a lake monitoring project they proposed. Students will design, build, and launch a buoy that will record information on a campus lake and send it to their classroom on an hourly basis. Students will track and analyze the data and share it with the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (, which collects data from all over the world and makes it available to schools, universities, and researchers.

Andy explains, “Students in our school will learn how to assemble electrical circuits and then design and build a buoy powered by solar energy. Students and scientists all over the planet will have access to the data collected by our students’ buoy.”

Toyota Tapestry Grants, offered through a partnership between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and the National Science Teachers Association, are highly competitive and prestigious. According to the Toyota Tapestry website, this year 50 grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to science teachers in the United States.

Andy and Robert plan to have their students assemble and launch the buoy in May.

Andy Milbauer & Robert Eady



  1. Congratulations Robert and Andy . . . your students are lucky to have such great teachers!!!

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