"There is nothing like personal experiences to help to improve the teaching of your subject," said Beth Platt, a science teacher from Smithtown, N.Y., who was part of ECO Classroom 2012. "I also developed a wonderful support group with colleagues in other parts of the country with whom I can share ideas and lesson plans. I think that all of the participants have grown as educators and as scientists, and both of these things will benefit our students for years to come."About Conservation International Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the long term well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and employs more than 800 staff in nearly 30 countries on four continents and works with more than 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, please see www.conservation.org , or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. About the Northrop Grumman Foundation The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation .
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