Toyota is investing in environmental science education with a $400,000 gift to the University of California at Santa Barbara. The money is going to the graduate program at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Education to fund a summer internship program for students working toward their master's degrees in the environmental science area. The money will also fund a Professor in Residence program that will allow faculty from the Bren School to go on research trips with high school teachers to places like Costa Rica and the Galápagos Islands as part of Toyota's International Teacher Program. Given the varied environmental issues we face (both about the extent of the problems and how best to address them) the more that educators and scientists can learn and pass on to others, the better.
[Source: Toyota Open Road Blog