Education at GTECH

At GTECH, we believe that relevant education around environmental topics is a very important piece of the work we do. As such, we offer a range of educational services to youth and adults. Through our services, we make meaningful connections that teach and inspire individuals to be active and aware citizens that make positive choices that align with our core values. Educating both in the classroom and in the field, we explore topics ranging from alternative energy and conservation to the green economy and land use. We have found that our experiential educational services are an effective and rewarding way to positively impact communities in the short term and the planet in the long term.

We partner with community-based organizations that employ youth during the summer to assist the transitioning of vacant lands into productive use. In the classroom, we partner with teachers, afterschool providers, and program organizers to deliver relevant and interactive educational lessons. On group workdays, we work with youth groups to help prepare, plant, maintain, or harvest sunflowers that help beautify neighborhoods, produce a biofuel feedstock and serve as a platform to demonstrate alternative energy in connection to the green economy. In 2010, GTECH worked with 5 summer youth crews, educated over 150 students in classroom settings, and led over 200 youth in hands-on activities during workdays on vacant lots.

Are you a teacher, mentor, program organizer, afterschool provider, summer camp councilor, or are otherwise interested in learning about relevant urban environmental issues? If you would like to talk with GTECH about delivering hands-on and dynamic lessons to your group, please contact Claire Miziolek, Education + Outreach Programs Manager, at [email protected] or 412-361-2099 x5.

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