CAP scientists win environmental education award

CAP co-PI and Executive Committee member Charles Redman and CAP Education Manager Monica Elser were honored recently when their National Science Foundation-funded GK-12 program, Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools, won an award  at the 32nd annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Each year, Valley Forward recognizes a wide range of environmental initiatives in the metropolitan Phoenix area, including education programs, through its awards.

The Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools program places graduate students in high schools to foster learning on sustainability. In addition to Dr. Redman and Ms. Elser, who serve as PI and co-PI respectively on this initiative, several CAP graduate students have participated in the program, including Ph.D. candidate Erin Frisk who led CAP’s high school student mentoring program last spring. More