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NSF Funds Md., Del. Climate Change Education

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) -- Teachers in Maryland and Delaware are getting help in teaching about climate change.

The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it's giving $5.8 million to a partnership on climate change education led by the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. The project is one of six such programs being funded by the foundation.

Dr. Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and director of the new partnership, says the program will help increase understanding of why the climate is changing and the consequences for Maryland and Delaware. The goal of the program is to integrate climate change education into new science standards and environmental literacy requirements in Maryland and Delaware schools.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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