For a third consecutive year, MEEC has been awarded prestigious grant funding from The Boeing Company Charitable Trust. Funding for the 2012 year was in the amount of $30,000 and will provide high quality EE workshops, resources, curriculum, kits and tools for more than 250 teachers throughout the High Desert.
Workshops will include “Running on Renewables”, an energy-based workshop providing educators with the tools and resources to bring the ever-changing world of energy into their classrooms via energy kits and curriculum; “Desert Studies Photography” scholarship workshop, where (16) teachers will spend a day and a half in the Joshua Tree National Park and Morongo Preserve with wildlife photographers and biologists exploring nature and learning how to bring the outdoors inside through photography; and two new workshops, “STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) Service Learning 101”, a resource workshop which will provide educators with the resources and tools necessary to bring STEM Service Learning into their classrooms and schools; and “Marine Ecology” scholarship opportunity for 16 educators to attend a three-day overnight place-based learning experience on Catalina Island.
These workshops are limited to educators. Announcements for these workshops will be available begining in December 2011.
“Boeing’s Grant allows MEEC to expand its services to teachers all over our jurisdiction, especially those in outlying areas”, commented Violette Roberts, MEEC’s Executive Board Chair. “We are truely grateful to Boeing for their commitment to High Desert communities and EE.”