One of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s most innovative approaches to environmental stewardship is the Multicultural Education Program (MEP). The program brings together students and teachers representing a multitude of cultural and economic backgrounds to address environmental concerns in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recognizing the need to provide educators Gulf-wide with broader teacher training and student engagement, the Foundation is expanding the MEP by providing educators and students with tools, resources and events on a regional level. MEP will incorporate distance learning education, communication and student/teacher exchanges across the U.S. Gulf States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Online tools for teachers and students focusing on the social sciences as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will also be made available. These tools will include fun and innovative ways to teach students such as the Whooping Crane Curriculum that incorporates song and dance as well as crafts and games to educate teachers and students alike about the endangered bird’s migration journey.