Program Partners

The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Arconic Foundation

Arconic offers a range of highly-differentiated aluminum sheet, plate and extruded products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing and industrial markets. Arconic is also a key supplier to the building and construction market, with innovative products and systems that help architects, builders and project teams realize their vision for modern, beautiful, high-performing buildings.

Arconic Foundation partners with nonprofit and community organizations to strengthen its communities by enhancing education through skill-building learning experiences, promoting environmental sustainability, and advancing social equity. Arconic Foundation is independently endowed with assets of approximately $180 million and invests in the communities of Arconic Corporation.

The work of Arconic Foundation is further enhanced by the thousands of Arconic employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in their communities.

National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) works on behalf of the American public to inspire personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests. By directly engaging Americans and leveraging private and public funding, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. Each year the NFF restores fish and wildlife habitat, facilitates common ground, plants trees in areas affected by wildfires, insects and disease and improves recreational opportunities. The NFF believes our National Forests and all they offer are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities.

Tonto National Forest

At over 2.9 million acres, the Tonto National Forest is the largest national forest in Arizona, and the seventh largest national forest among 154 USDA National Forests. The Tonto features some of the most rugged and inherently beautiful land in the country. Sonoran Desert cacti and flat lands slowly give way to the highlands of the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude, from 1,300 to 7,900 feet, offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it is lake beaches or cool pine forest.

Northern Arizona University

The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) promotes cross-disciplinary research and education to understand critical environmental processes and the implications of change resulting from human activities. The MPCER has been instrumental in developing and supporting infrastructure needed to advance both research and education. Through its efforts, the MPCER is helping to create the scientific knowledge and understanding needed to address significant environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity loss.

EcoCulture

Ecoculture is a community of reforestation practitioners whose objectives are to conserve biodiversity and strengthen human connections to nature through community stewardship in large scale projects. There is a growing global consciousness that tree planting can improve global futures, but far too few restorationists have the ability to efficiently plant millions of trees. Our community is composed of over 20 organizations with a proven track-record of restoration success.

Audubon Southwest

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization.

Arizona State University

The Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems (MASGIS) program is a comprehensive professional degree that balances work in the theoretical aspects of GIS, as well as the technical side and application of the discipline. Students use cutting-edge technology, with a focus on building invaluable problem-solving skills, to prepare for work on real-world GIS projects. The MASGIS program resides in the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning at ASU, where there is an emphasis on tackling significant environmental and societal issues, including climate policy, water resource management, disaster relief, housing and community development, renewable energy and sustainable growth.

Maricopa County Superintendent’s Office

STEM Pro Live is a free, live, monthly broadcast of a STEM professional sharing from his or her workplace. STEM professional tell students about their journey, then answer questions in real time from students. STEM Pro Live contributes to creating a STEM identity in students by connecting them with diverse STEM role models.

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