Written by Alyssa Burley.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Project Cornerstone representatives, Crystal Howard, Executive Director, and Alyssa Burley, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, met with Crystal Howe, a science teacher at Garfield High School and District 9a (San Diego and Imperial Counties) representative with the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC), to discuss Project Cornerstone’s goals and how to best connect with teachers in San Diego County.
CREEC is a website community network established by the California Department of Education that works to bring environmental education providers like Project Cornerstone together with classroom teachers.
The programs on the website all have an environmental focus. Project Cornerstone’s educational program is unique in that it highlights the importance of mineral resources, but more specifically, construction aggregates. The program will show children how their environment plays an integral role in their quality of life. Mineral resources provide essential products and services people use every day, and upon reclamation, the land can be returned to a use that is compatible with the surrounding area.
During the meeting, Project Cornerstone was able to setup an account and list the organization on the CREEC website.
Project Cornerstone is also slated to be included in the next CREEC newsletter.
With continued guidance from Crystal Howe, Project Cornerstone will work to ensure its educational programs support the Next Generation Science Standards which are currently in development and determine how best to list the program on the website so teachers are able to find Project Cornerstone's programs more easily.
Over the upcoming summer months, Project Cornerstone will continue to work on the field trip program and in-class activities so they are ready for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Alyssa Burley is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for Project Cornerstone, Inc. Contact her at Alyssa@Project-Cornerstone.org.