The Lloyd Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Towards Sustainability 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.
‘With the support of the Towards Sustainability Foundation, students from underserved, high-need areas will continue to benefit from unique, research-driven science education.’ stated Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach. ‘The support of the Foundation is key to our ability to bring high quality educational programs to the surrounding communities.’
The Towards Sustainability Foundation grant will allow the Lloyd Center’s Education Staff to fine-tune third and fifth grade in-class and field-based science curricula and supporting materials 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.