02 Jul '11, 9pm

Nurturing the Next Generation of Green Leaders ~ ~ ~ #eco #green #leadership #sustainability

Nurturing the Next Generation of Green Leaders ~ ~ ~ #eco #green #leadership #sustainability

There has been plenty of discussion lately about the need for our nation’s education system to better engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) as our country falls behind the global competition in these areas. According to one recent study, the United States ranks 14th in science out of 31 countries-prompting President Obama to launch a new education initiative to expand STEM education and career opportunities for underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program has been successfully providing these kinds of opportunities for underserved students for the past 17 years, and we’re extremely proud of the growth and successes we’ve seen. According to a recent alumni survey , 34% of LEAF graduates went on to major in life sciences vs. 6% of national ...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/05/nurturing-the-next-generat...

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