Northrop Grumman helps instructors prepare to become better science teachers

2 May 2014

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Conservation International have announced the 16 teachers who have been selected to participate in the third ECO Classroom, a unique and innovative professional development program for public middle and high school science teachers.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in collaboration with CI, created the program which has sent groups of teachers to Costa Rica the last two summers. The program offers teachers supplemental tools and real-world experiences that inspire students to pursue science and technical careers.

The ECO Classroom program brings groups of public school teachers from across the United States to CI´s Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network´s (www.teamnetwork.org) Volcan Barva site in La Selva Biological Station and Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica. They participate in field data collection on plant and animal biodiversity, climate and land use using TEAM scientific protocols.

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the long term well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and employs more than 800 staff in over 30 countries on four continents and works with more than 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, see www.conservation.org.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.

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