Earthwatch Teach Earth program
Our support of environmental responsibility extends into the classroom. As a sponsor of the Earthwatch Teach Earth program, U.S. Bank funded two teachers to participate in an expedition to Costa Rica to study the effects of climate change and other environmental impacts on sea turtles.
“The locals talked about how they had, as children, seen many Leatherback Sea Turtles on the beach but that, nowadays, their grandchildren could not experience the same,” said Gabriela Anaya, teacher at the Racine Unified School District in Racine, WI. “This really impacted me in terms of the way that we live and choices that we make and how they will impact other living things.”
“Since I returned from my Earthwatch expedition, I’ve already found many ways to incorporate what I learned and experienced into my classroom,” said Kayla Zaworski, middle school special education teacher at Mountain View Middle School in Beaverton, OR. “We’ve now done self-guided projects on different sea animals and ways we can protect them, as well as other sea life.”
The EarthWatch program is improving science and environmental education by providing passionate teachers with the support and resources they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes and rise to new levels of leadership in their classrooms and communities.
We are a proud partner of the sustainability nonprofit organization, Ceres. As new members of the Ceres Company Network, U.S. Bank joins more than 50 companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 firms, committed to achieving sustainability goals and improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains. Through this network, we gain unique access to investors and other stakeholders interested in engaging on opportunities embedded in the low-carbon economy transition.
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