About the Foundation
The School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation (SESEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community foundation dedicated to supporting the excellent education of students in the School of Environmental Studies.
The foundation, established in 1999, is composed of volunteer parents, faculty and citizens interested in the success of the School of Environmental Studies and its students.
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How We Help
The foundation encourages high academic standards, experiential learning, and excellence in teaching by providing scholarships and grants for new and innovative projects that, due to budget limitations, the school is unable to fund.
The School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation it built on the generous financial contributions from our SES community, support from our partners and the dedication of our volunteers.
Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between Independent School District 196, the City of Apple Valley, and the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Zoo), the School of Environmental Studies (SES) is a response to the well-documented need to create smaller, more effective learning communities providing authentic learning experiences.