Teachers Step Outside the Classroom For a Greener Future
July 24, 2014
At a time when most of their students are enjoying summer vacation, 70 middle school teachers from across the globe gathered in San Diego to participate in Honeywell Green Boot Camp. The program educates teachers about environmental science through hands-on sustainability lessons that they can bring back to their classrooms.
This year, teachers built model wind turbines and solar powered cars, performed water testing, and learned how to use watt meters to measure electric power. Participants left with more than 80 lesson plans designed by fellow teachers to help bring STEM education to life in their classrooms as well as a new network of educators that they can continue to collaborate with in the future.
“As a science educator, I’m always looking for development opportunities to advance my knowledge around key science topics,” said Kristy Mar, secondary science teacher at J.H. Hull Middle School in Torrance, Calif. “It’s my professional obligation to continuously grow, and Honeywell’s Green Boot Camp provides an ideal forum to learn and collaborate with my peers. I can’t wait to bring these lessons back to my students.”