ROSELLE – Roselle school teacher Mark Ludwig now has extra money to supplement his lesson plans with hands-on learning, thanks to a $2,016 grant from PSEG.
The energy company awarded nearly $20,000 this year to New Jersey teachers who successfully linked their students’ understanding of math, science, computer science, and technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment.
Ludwig’s project, “Trout in the Classroom,” will help fourth and fifth grade students understand environmental citizenship as they analyze the impact of their actions on their surroundings. Students will study how water quality affects brook trout and the changes taking place in areas native to the fish, including the New Jersey Highlands and the Delaware Water Gap.
“Our grantees come up with creative ideas each year, finding ways to get their students involved in activities that directly support what they’re learning in the classroom,” said Jo Ann Dow-Breslin, PSEG’s community affairs manager. “We’re proud to support their efforts to encourage students to think about the environment in new ways.”
The PSEG Foundation has awarded Garden State educators more than $333,000 since starting its Environmental Education grant program 18 years ago.
Roselle teacher Mark Ludwig is pictured with PSEG Regional Public Affairs Manager Eileen Leahey
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