Outdoor learning inspires teachers and students to solve the world’s environmental issues

6th June 2016

Outdoor learning inspires teachers and students to use science and maths to solve the world’s most challenging environmental issues

 

The potential for project-based learning and real-world examples to generate students’ interests in math and science led the Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International to partner in 2012 to create ECO Classroom – a unique professional development program for science teachers in the U.S. The program improves environmental literacy in the classroom and help teachers motivate their students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths so they can develop the skills they need to tackle the world’s most pressing environmental issues and become the next generation of environmental stewards.

The ECO Classroom program offers an intensive two-week experience at an active field site in Costa Rica where teachers can learn first-hand from local researchers how to collect ecological data and work toward completing a group research project. Teachers use this experience when they return to their classrooms, giving students practical, hands-on involvement with environmental sustainability in the outdoors.

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