National Wildlife Federation and Earth Networks partner to foster K-12 STEM ed
The National Wildlife Federation and Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning detection networks, are partnering to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, promote environmental literacy, and increase awareness of sustainability and “green” issues through a series of education and outreach programs aimed at educators, K-12 students, families and the general public.
The organizations will share and integrate weather, climate and environmental content in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA and Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Schools Programs, which are used in thousands of K-12 classrooms nationwide. In addition, both organizations will promote public awareness campaigns about nature and conservation. The popular WeatherBug web, mobile web and mobile apps will soon include additional content on the outdoors and wildlife, while NWF’s apps and website will incorporate weather data and information.
“The National Wildlife Federation is committing to building environmental awareness among children of all ages through learning both inside and outside the classroom. By partnering with Earth Networks, we wish to engage millions of students and educators and encourage them to actively improve their school and community environments,” says Kevin Coyle, Vice President, Education and Training at the National Wildlife Federation. “A big part of our work is growing the public’s knowledge about the natural world and the need to protect it and enjoy spending time outdoors. Partnering with Earth Networks will enable us to reach millions through the popular WeatherBug brand.”
Check out the details on the Business Wire.