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Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International Taps Educators Nationwide for Strategic Learning and Advisory Panel


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:

  • Eric Bevin, St. John’s College High School, Washington, D.C.
  • Michelle Brooks, Cario Middle School, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Hillary Daniels, Carlucci American International School [former], Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Sallie Gregory, Lancaster County Conservation District, Lancaster, Pa.
  • Eileen Hynes, The Lake & Park School, Seattle, Wash.
  • Terri Kirby-Hathaway, North Carolina Sea Grant, Manteo, N.C.
  • Rachel Kornhauser, Global Nomads Group, New York, N.Y.
  • Mary Lindow, Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Aubrey Melton, Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore, Md.
  • Karen Moyd, Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, S.C.
  • Lisset Perez-Munoz, West Miami Middle School, Miami, Fla.
  • Deb Perryman, Elgin High School, Elgin, Ill.
  • Sean Russell, Stow It Don’t Throw It/Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, North Port, Fla.
  • Michael Sixtus, Sweetwater Union High School [Retired], San Diego, Calif.
  • Jim Trogdon, Coventry Middle School, Akron, Ohio

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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