Over 12% of the Foundation’s grant expenditures have been directed toward general educational activities and publications. These include grants to educational institutions, museums, and environmental organizations, and for
publications, films, TV broadcasts, and symposia.
One of the earlier grantees was Lynton K. Caldwell. The Foundation helped him produce two books, In Defense of Earth:International Protection of the Biosphere, in 1972, and International Environmental Policy: Emergence and Dimensions, in 1984. The first served as an important source book on global ecological problems and political solutions at the United Nations Conference of the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972. The second, copies of which the Foundation distributed to key people both in this country and abroad, received an award from the International Studies
Association as the best recent book on an ecological approach to international relations.
One of the larger recipients of support has been a nature center, originally known as the Thames Science Center and later reestablished as the Science Center of Eastern Connecticut. It received an initial grant in 1968 to help fund the construction of its new headquarters within the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London, and seventeen years later another grant helped finance an expansion of the facility. In addition, the Center received a number of contributions totaling about $19,000 toward the operation of its programs.