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WILLIAM CAMPBELL COMBINED SCHOOL EDUCATOR SPONSORED BY GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO ATTEND KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL

posted May 19, 2017, 7:17 AM by Amy Abell   [ updated May 19, 2017, 7:18 AM ]
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WILLIAM CAMPBELL COMBINED SCHOOL EDUCATOR

SPONSORED BY GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO ATTEND KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL

 

STEM Program Helps Teachers Bring Environmental Issues to Life

                                                                                                                  

Campbell County, May 18, 2017– Drew Bullock, a 6th grade Life Science and High School Biology teacher at William Campbell Combined School has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School’s 2017 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom, this summer in Silverthorne, Colorado.  

Held every June and July, the Key Issues Institute program brings together K-12 educators from around the world for a highly interactive four and a half-day workshop. The program is designed to help teachers of all subjects bring environmental issues and STEM-based learning (science, technology, engineering and math) to the classroom. Teachers learn to present scientific concepts in an unbiased way to their students while discovering ways to boost their students’ critical thinking skills.  Drew Bullock is one of 14 teachers sponsored to attend Key Issues Institute from Georgia-Pacific’s facility communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. “Georgia-Pacific is committed to being environmentally responsible, and an investment in our teachers is an investment in our communities,” said Ashley Wright, Plant Manager, of Georgia-Pacific’s Brookneal OSB Plant. “We’re proud to support this unique learning opportunity at Keystone Science School, which gives teachers creative tools to bring environmental learning to life.”

 At Key Issues Institute, teachers work in teams to solve “real-life” scenarios such as investigating the source of a town’s health epidemic, testing water quality of a nearby river and building a sustainable cable-car model. Teachers bring home lesson plans designed to engage students, and lab kits to apply what they’ve learned to their local classrooms. The Institute also coordinates ongoing support from other educators and instructors online.

 Since 1997, Georgia-Pacific has sponsored more than 200 teachers from its facility communities across the country to attend Keystone Science School.

  

About Georgia-Pacific

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 92,000 jobs indirectly. Founded in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has four key investment areas: education, community enrichment, environment and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit gp.com/gpfoundation.

About Keystone Science School

Since 1976, Keystone Science School has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences. The School was founded on the belief that leaders should approach decision-making with a healthy respect for scientific inquiry, collaboration, and civic engagement. Our programs prepare future leaders to address the increasingly complex issues our society faces. For more information, visit  www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org.