Source: SPPI Blog
by Dennis ambler
On April 12th, the National Park Foundation announced their 2012 Parks Climate Challenge Program Grantees.
So what is the Parks Climate Challenge Program?
This is from the press release:
“Since 2009, the Parks Climate Challenge program has encouraged the use of national parks as classrooms to educate students about climate change through funding and facilitation. The ability to learn about this important issue through hands-on, science-based field curriculum, has proven a positive model through which to reach students.
“Climate change is a profound problem and the youth of America need to be at the forefront of the solution,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “The Parks Climate Challenge is just one of our programs that empowers our youth and strengthens our parks.”
Now in its third year, the program first connects with teachers, giving them the tools to create engaging curriculum to teach to their student on the subject of climate change.” (more…)