Jacobs launches education program for young climate change actors
DALLAS, 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Jacobs (NYSE: J) is targeting future climate change actors with Butterfly Effect, its new climate change education program, designed to inspire and educate elementary and elementary school students to make smart choices and positive impacts on climate change.
As part of Jacobs’ commitment to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM), the seven-year program works with young people under the age of 12, for eight weeks each year for seven years, giving them the information, knowledge and understanding that they need to factor sustainability into every decision they make.
“In order to create long-term and sustainable behavior change towards climate change, we must engage, educate and integrate these traits early in our future generations, so that they are inspired to do things better,” said the president. and CEO of Jacobs. Steve demetriou. “At Jacobs, STEAM and sustainability are at the heart of our business – we are united to develop our holistic approach to STEAM to create inclusive education opportunities and support greater social value, inclusion, diversity and equality.”
In collaboration with teachers, the butterfly effect covers eight themes aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: water, plastics, waste, Carbon, Biodiversity, Food, Rights and human lives, and Jobs of the future. Topics are teacher-directed and can be tailored to suit the needs of each class. Activities are differentiated by age group and are flexible enough to last from 15 to 90 minutes. Jacobs provides a mentor to work with teachers throughout the topics and provide insight into their experience working in STEAM.
Using this approach, the online program is designed to cover all areas of the relevant curriculum for each region and is intended to be delivered throughout the summer school term. Easy-to-follow, themed, and fully virtual activity sheets encourage fun learning, and teachers can tailor activities to suit different needs.
The Butterfly Effect involves the whole school community – engaging parents through homework extension activities and supporting teachers with the latest information and resources. It deliberately promotes inclusion by bringing together schools of diverse geographies and backgrounds. The classroom gains real context and relevance, while improving teachers’ skills in STEAM subjects and climate change related topics.
In the initial roll-out of the program, primary schools participated from various urban and rural areas in cities across the UK, including Glasgow, host of this year’s 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). As Jacobs’ core STEAM activity, the Butterfly Effect is available as a resource for Jacobs STEAM Ambassadors around the world. For those affiliated with schools interested in the Butterfly Effect, please contact Jacobs for more information.
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