Discovery Education and the Northrop Grumman Foundation announced today the launch of EcoTech Innovators, a new education initiative connecting STEM education and conservation.
Discovery Education and the Northrop Grumman Foundation announced today the launch of EcoTech Innovators, a new education initiative connecting STEM education and conservation. Designed to engage middle school students in sustainability-focused innovation with hands-on problem-solving challenges and connections to STEM professionals, the program offers free, standards-aligned resources.
EcoTech Innovators shows students important global challenges and the game-changing technologies being developed to improve lives and build a more balanced future. An array of no-cost lesson plans immerse students in the role of a STEM problem solver as they investigate important environmental challenges and prototype an original innovation of their own. In addition, a series of hands-on student activities bridge classroom learning and real-world conservation by exploring the way Northrop Grumman is using technology in new ways to improve sustainability. With the goal of ensuring equitable access to educational tools and resources, these activities are designed to build problem-solving skills in classrooms with the support of educators or professional STEM volunteers.
“To maintain excellence in innovation and address the world’s most pressing issues, it’s imperative that we increase students’ abilities and interest in STEM,” said Carolyn Cavicchio, Executive Director of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “Now, alongside Discovery Education, we’re preparing youth to use STEM skills to actively shape a sustainable future for their communities and the planet.”
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