Since 2018, the National Grid Foundation has been helping Boston Public School (BPS) teachers become better science educators. Each year three BPS teachers have been awarded a Teach Earth fellowship, joining teachers from across the USA on a hands-on citizen science expedition. They spend their days working side by side with Dr. Claudia Ponce de Leon gathering critical data on the sustainable use of one of Mexico City’s last wetlands. While the evenings are spent reflecting on how to improve environmental education at their schools and creating lesson plans for their classrooms that exemplify the hands on nature of science. Over 2,000 BPS students have benefited from National Grid’s support.
"We are pleased to team up with Earthwatch and support its Teach Earth program. Together, we ultimately are providing science and sustainability education to hundreds of Boston's students that span from kindergarten to high school through this immersive teacher training program," said Ed White, Executive Director of National Grid Foundation. "We are continually looking for ways to help solve today's educational and environment challenges. Our work with Earthwatch helps to expand the learning experience, improve the lives of young people, and build stronger communities."
Watch this video to learn more about Teach Earth.
The National Grid Foundation provides community support for solutions to educational and environmental issues in the service areas of the National Grid Corporation: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and the UK.