FRAMINGHAM (WBZNewsRadio) - Framingham High School Science teacher Rebecca Maynard is heading to Baja, Mexico, next month for a weeklong environmental teaching fellowship. The opportunity was made possible thanks to Ecology Project International, a field science and conservation organization.
"The idea is to inspire students and get them engaged by actually participating in field research, data collection" she tells WBZ's Brooke McCarthy. "This is to me the most important thing I've ever done because I really just want to spread awareness."
EPI offers hands-on science education through travel programs and professional development for both students and teachers. The Montana-based organization sends participants all over the world to places like Costa Rica, the Galapagos islands and Yellowstone National Park. Maynard will be traveling to Mexico on a professional development fellowship.
Maynard also runs the Environmental Awareness Club at the high school, which runs trash cleanups, tree plantings, along with education and outreach about environmental issues.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports: