Non-profit organization partners with the country’s leading port authority to bring a student-led environmental sustainability adventure to local schools
Learning Undefeated has teamed up with the Port of
Environmental safety and sustainability initiative.
Corpus Christi, Texas
March 7, 2023
/PRNewswire/ — The top U.S. port by total revenue has partnered with nonprofit STEM organization Learning Undefeated to teach high school students about environmental sustainability through their latest innovation, Breakout Box: Environmental Mission. This new STEM program empowers and educates students on current environmental issues while opening up career opportunities in the energy industry.
STEM educators from the nonprofit partnered with subject matter experts from Port of
to customize this new experience that builds participants’ STEM skills through the lens of current environmental issues. Students explore a variety of environmental strategies and evaluate each strategy’s ability to meet the goals, while also considering criteria such as cost, impact on the local community, sea turtle migration patterns, and other ecological factors.
When students enter the PORT-Able Learning Lab, they are immersed in an adventure that requires them to apply the practices of science and engineering while learning how to be good environmentalists
Chief Innovation Officer of Learning Undefeated
. “The Port of
creates nearly 100,000 jobs in our Coastal Bend community. This new PORT-Able Learning Lab enables future innovators to explore career paths in the maritime industry and learn about real-world considerations such as time, budget and environmental factors.”
The Breakout Box: Environmental Mission is a brand new experience that is part of the
PORT enabled learning lab
, an immersive learning theater housed in a 22-foot traveling container. High school participants dive into an environmentally themed STEM adventure to build a new cargo ship dock, using computational thinking and the practices of science and engineering to solve a series of puzzles that help the environmental team brainstorm mitigation measures for a new one to decide dock location.
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About learning undefeated
Learning Undefeated provides life-changing STEM experiences for underserved communities by providing equitable access to education and inspiring students to imagine their own success. Through innovative and experiential educational programs for grades K-12, we advance gender and race equality in STEM careers and build the workforce that will drive the innovation economy. Learning Undefeated’s flagship educational program includes mobile STEM labs that have provided hands-on learning opportunities to over one million K-12 students in all 50 states since 2003. The nonprofit’s Drop Anywhere Lab won in 2022
Best of STEM awards
for the category “Social Impact: Promoting Diversity and Fair Inclusion”.
Learning Undefeated also operates several other famous STEM education programs, including the Young Science Explorers Program, a middle school summer camp, Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM (ATLAS) College and Career Exploration Program, STEM Leadership Experience, student competitions, after-school programs, curriculum development, and Disaster -Recovery training.
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About the port of
As a leading US energy exporter and a key economic engine of
and the nation, the port of
is the largest port in
The United States
in total sales tonnage. Strategically located to the west
Gulf of Mexico
with a 36-mile, soon 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, the port of
is an important gateway to international and domestic maritime trade. The port of
has excellent rail and highway access via three North American Class 1 railroads and two major highways. With an excellent staff overseen by its commission of seven, the Port of
is “Moving America’s Power.” More information about the port of
visit www.portofcc.com .
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