NatureBridge Announces $30,000 Grant from The Boeing Company
Grant Supports Launch of Environmental Education Teacher-Training Program at Nonprofit’s Santa Monica Mountains Campus.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010
NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today receipt of a $30,000 grant from The Boeing Company. The grant will fund high-quality environmental education training for K-12 teachers throughout southern California, at NatureBridge’s Santa Monica Mountains Campus.
The grant was made through Boeing’s charitable giving program, which encompasses five strategic focus areas: health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic awareness and the environment. The company is committed to being a good corporate neighbor, and looks to invest in environmental programs that educate communities about how they can minimize their impact on the environment and protect and restore natural habitats.
“Our partnership with NatureBridge is an important part of our environmental portfolio,” says Jim Herr, Sr. Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship for Boeing. “It will provide yet another opportunity for teachers to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to teach environmental science. This knowledge is important for students to be environmental stewards and to compete in the future workforce.”
NatureBridge serves more than 40,000 participants annually through immersive environmental education, youth leadership and teacher training programs. In its first year, this new program will provide multi-day workshops for up to 100 teachers from underserved schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange counties. Participants will receive training in inquiry-based field science, outdoor exploration, stewardship lessons, curriculum and activities that are transferable to the classroom and to students’ home communities.
“By partnering with teachers to deliver more effective environmental science education, we are reaching more students and giving more young people the tools and motivation they need to become good stewards for our natural world,” said Anne Burnett, director of programs at NatureBridge. “Boeing has been a great supporter of ours for 10 years, and we’re thankful that with their support we’ve been able to serve more teachers year after year.”
About The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. With customers in more than 90 countries, Boeing is a leading global corporate citizen driving positive change in communities around the world though its community engagement and employee volunteers’ efforts and the way it develops products and services and operates its business. For more information, visit http://www.boeing.com
Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Its mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. NatureBridge currently operates four campuses: Yosemite Institute in Yosemite National Park, Headlands Institute in Golden Gate National Parks, Olympic Park Institute in Olympic National Park in Washington State, and Santa Monica Mountains Institute in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Each year NatureBridge serves more than 40,000 participants through immersive environmental education, youth leadership and teacher training programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. http://www.naturebridge.org
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