North Carolina Sea Grant

September 11, 2014 | Katie Mosher


Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2014 on behalf of EarthEcho International. North Carolina Sea Grant marine education specialist Terri Kirby Hathaway is a member of the EarthEcho Learning, Education, and Advisory Panel.

Terri Kirby Hathaway, Marine Education Specialist

Terri Kirby Hathaway

Washington, D.C. — Environmental education and youth leadership organization EarthEcho International ( today announced the formation of EarthEcho’s Learning, Education, and Advisory Panel (LEAP), created to enhance and evolve the organization’s expanding offering of educational resources aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.  Drawing on the experiences and insights of educators from across country, EarthEcho LEAP will also help to cultivate and support a vibrant and growing online community of teachers.  EarthEcho International Chief Executive Officer Ann Korando made the announcement.

“EarthEcho International is committed to creating resources that reflect the needs and aspirations of today’s educators and students,” said Korando.  “EarthEcho LEAP members will play a pivotal role in helping us develop a new breed of standards-aligned educational tools that inspire the learning process and ignite the imagination.”

EarthEcho LEAP members bring diverse experiences, unique skills and vision to the organization’s ongoing commitment to redefine science education for today’s 21st century learners. The 15-member learning and advisory panel will develop and pilot new multi-platform educational resources, and work with the EarthEcho team to connect educators and students across classrooms, cities and school districts.  Panel members will also help to develop classroom content for the organization’s flagship program EarthEcho Expeditions.

EarthEcho LEAP includes the following education leaders:

For more information about EarthEcho LEAP members, please go to

About EarthEcho
EarthEcho International is a leading environmental non-profit organization committed to youth engagement, action, and leadership through education.  EarthEcho helps young people everywhere understand the critical role we play in the future of the planet through the one thing that connects us all – water.  EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau.  For more information about EarthEcho International, visit


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