Philadelphia Educational Partnership Draws Praise

A Philadelphia, PA high school was recently recognized - along with two private organizations - by US2020 for outstanding collaborative efforts in enhancing STEM education in the area of agriculture.

W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and the CH2M Foundation to develop an educational pilot program designed to allow students hands-on learning experiences while increasing the community’s awareness of the value of green infrastructure. Both the Nature Conservancy and CH2M Foundation will lend scientists and engineers to the effort who will work directly with teachers in students in developing these projects. Specifically, students will be working with these professionals to address stormwater quantity and quality concerns.

The academic mission of W.B. Saul High School is to develop in students an understanding of and appreciation for the career and leadership opportunities that are available to them in the many fields of agriculture. Their vision is to develop an appreciation of the agricultural sciences along with developing a responsibility for improving, preserving and managing the earth's natural resources. Needless to say, this partnership is a great step towards fulfilling these goals. By the way, there’s a STEM Premier student attending W.B Saul High School!

As a firm believer in these types of public-private partnerships, STEM Premier applauds the efforts and ingenuity of these organizations in expanding the educational opportunities of Philadelphia’s students.