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Leonard Gelfand STEM Center earns grant to train Cleveland teachers

The Environmental Education Fund awarded the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center a $45,633 grant for the Kelley’s Island Collaborative. This grant provides professional development for Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers at the new Kelley’s Island Field Station and at the West Creek Reservation (Cleveland Metroparks). 

Teachers will focus on the best management practices for nutrient control and the relationship to harmful algal blooms, the relationship between habitat and biodiversity, and storm water management practices.

Teachers, in turn, will instruct their students to address ecological problems using biology, environmental science, technology, engineering and math.

The work of the 15 teachers involved will potentially impact 1,500 eighth- to 10th-grade students.