Investing in science and environmental education is paramount if we hope to empower future generations with the tools they need to combat the greatest environmental challenges our world has faced. Your support has provided opportunities for three teachers from Boston Public Schools to participate in an EarthWatch program.
Teach Earth provides teachers an opportunity to become better science educators through first-hand experience with the scientific process while helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Teachers return to the classroom with new perspectives and knowledge, invigorated and inspired to share the experience of real discovery with students.
By Deborah Drew
Gets Rave Reviews
The Green Teens of the Healing Garden at Far Rockaway learn about agriculture, animal husbandry & aquaponics, all while gaining entrepreneurial business skills. They also learn the importance of teaching those skills to the next group of teens who will continue the work at the Healing Garden and to share the important health benefits vegetables have on the body to children from the neighboring preschool as well as to many others in their community.
Photo: Kelly Rubbins
“I’m still learning.” – Michelangelo
VP Business Development
EarthWatch Institute shares the Impact
of the 2018 Teach Earth Program.
Photo of Kathleen (Katie) Nehmer (center), provided by Kathleen Nehmer
What do you think of when you hear STEAM-based arts learning? Do you conjure images of performers and plays that emulate trees, and fungi, and whooping cranes with American Indian guides that teach students about sustainability, climate change, and the stewardship of outdoor spaces?
If you do, then you know FirstWorks!
National Grid Foundationis a proud supporter of Yearup, and was elated to connect Carlos Nouel, VP Business Development, National Grid to speak at their - Mentor for a Day event.
Photo courtesy of First Works
The Neighborhood Coordination School Initiative (NCSI) program is a joint venture between the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Education (DOE). The program’s goals are to positively promote change by challenging, guiding and teaching young people to be better individuals and to foster a better relationship with the community and the police.
"Thank you Carlos! The students were talking about how much they enjoyed your talk this morning and one of my coaches said that you have been his favorite speaker so far."
Photo courtesy of YearUp
Back row: Ed White, Exec. Dir. of National Grid Foundation, Sgt Kai Bowen, PO Steven Maguire Middle row: PO Julia Hoch, Assistant principal of P.S. 43, Simone Nicholas, principal of P.S. 43, Al Wiltshire former chairman of National Grid Foundation, PO Chris Aguilar, Inspector Joseph Hoch, Richie Fabrizi (president of whitepoint football) PO William Credle Front row:PO Jamiyla Hall, Jayden McLeod, Branden Latouche, Juziah Collins and Det Blanc
Approximately 40-50 Long Island seniors who attended SeniorNet’s Open House are living examples of the phrase “You’re never too old to learn.” The event held on March 15 at SeniorNet’s headquarters in Huntington, NY provided Long Islanders an opportunity to register for spring courses including: Intro to Computers, Master the Cloud, iPhone and iPad, Facebook Essentials, File Management and other topics.
SeniorNet, a long-time National Grid Foundation grant recipient, offers a broad curriculum to senior citizens who have never used a computer to individuals who are more tech savvy. Many people who attended the Open House said they “had a thirst for knowledge”. More specifically, seniors wanted to learn how to use the computer, iPhone and iPad so they can communicate with family.
The organization hosts an Open House four times a year with varied courses offered each session. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide education in and access to computer technology to seniors ages 50 and older.
By Christine Berardi
Slava Vero, Director of SeniorNet at Family Service League, Long Island
READ the rest of the story about the teachers who had the opportunity to participate in the Teach Earth program in Destiny Newsletter