Northrop collaborates to produce next-gen environmental stewards

Northrop Grumman and Conservation International bring teachers to the rain forest to foster more science education.

This summer 16 middle and high school science teachers will be wandering through the Costa Rican rain forest under a new partnership with Northrop Grumman and Conservation International.

The ECO Classroom program, announced by Northrop Grumman on its Facebook page and via a media briefing on Jan. 19, will provide hands-on conservation experience for science teachers from around the country so they can return to their classrooms and inspire students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM track.

The selected teachers will gain an understanding of the interrelationship between biodiversity, climate change, and human activities through the two-week program and will come back armed with tools to teach those concepts.

“We have turned our focus to the environmental sciences in recognition of the importance of international environmental sustainability to the health and security of future generations, said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, in a statement.

Northrop is investing $2 million into the three-year program, reports the Washington Business Journal.