Discovery Education and Northrop Grumman Foundation Launch Education Program
EcoTech Innovators, a new education program linking STEM education and conservation, was launched today by Discovery Education and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. The initiative provides free, standards-aligned tools to engage middle school students in sustainability-focused innovation through hands-on problem-solving challenges and links to STEM experts.
EcoTech Innovators introduces students to significant global concerns as well as game-changing innovations that are being created to enhance lives and create a more balanced future. A variety of free lesson plans engage students in the role of a STEM problem solver as they research major environmental issues and prototype their own original idea. Furthermore, a series of hands-on student activities connect classroom learning with real-world conservation by investigating how Northrop Grumman is utilizing technology in novel ways.
“It’s critical that we increase students’ abilities and interest in STEM to maintain excellence in innovation and address the world’s most pressing issues,” 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.”
EcoTech Innovators may be found at EcoTechInnovators.com or on Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform. Discovery Education provides educators with an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction by connecting them to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources.