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IP goes back to school


September 6, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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International Paper has joined forces with Lowe’s and National Geographic Explorer classroom magazine to create an …
International Paper has joined forces with Lowe’s and National Geographic Explorer classroom magazine to create an outdoor classroom grant program that will fund outdoor learning environments for at least 100 public schools in the U.S.

“We feel it is very important that children have an understanding of our earth’s natural resources and the role they play in our daily lives,” said Dr. Sharon G. Haines, director of sustainable forestry and forest policy for International Paper. “With outdoor learning environments, learning comes alive, students gain a greater awareness of what our earth has to offer and why protecting it is so important.”

The outdoor classrooms will provide students with the opportunity to learn about natural resources through science education in a hands-on manner. Some of the programs will permit students to experiment with laboratory testing for water and soil quality.