CHT Foundation supports Lloyd Center’s Climate Science Learning Project with $5,000 grant

cht-foundationThe Lloyd Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the CHT Foundation in support of the Center’s Climate Science Learning Project (CSLP). Aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in science and engineering, the CSLP focuses on the projected effects of climate change on local biodiversity, introducing age-appropriate math, writing, critical thinking and life skills into core climate science lessons.

‘This financial support will make a significant difference in the lives of the children we aim to reach through the development and implementation of climate science curricula in schools.’ commented Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach, ‘We are very proud to have the support of the CHT Foundation in this unique and important way.’

The CHT Foundation grant will allow the Lloyd Center’s Education Staff to fine-tune third and fifth grade in-class and field-based science curricula for schools in Greater Fall River and Greater New Bedford.  New evaluation instruments developed last year will be implemented, monitoring of the continuity of area biodiversity will continue and new data will be gathered by students and scientists alike.