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GRANTEE:Dr. Lubchenco Visits Queen's College

Published October 2012

On September 26th, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco presented a certificate of congratulations to Queens College staff and partners in Queens, N.Y. The institution recently won a $1.3 million Environmental Literacy Grant award from NOAA to implement a project that will expose New York City elementary school students to hands-on activities in outdoor environments and provide professional development to teachers. Partnerships with local parks and environmental organizations will provide stewardship and service learning opportunities, enhancing students' environmental literacy and building an appreciation and understanding of Earth system science.

During the visit, Dr. Lubchenco spoke with the PIs for the project, met with a participating teacher, and viewed student project reports. You can learn more about the project at our: grants listing page.

Queens College Group

From left to right: Dr. James Stellar, Queens College (provost); Dr. Allan Ludman, Queens College & GLOBE New York Metro director; Roy Harris, New York Dept. of Education; Frances Bosi, Alexander Graham Bell School; Dr. James Muyskens, Queens College (president); Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator; Peter Schmidt, GLOBE New York Metro & project principal investigator; Dr. James Ammerman, New York Sea Grant (director).

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