Itron is committed to inspiring future generations to help create a more resourceful world and in celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, we launched the Internet of Things: Infinite Possibilities Virtual Field Trip in partnership with Discovery Education. Within the first week of the premiere, 850 classrooms registered to attend, reaching over 36,000 students from around the globe.

During the completely virtual experience, students, their teachers and families had an opportunity to see how the internet they use in their everyday lives can conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems and create safer, more sustainable communities. Viewers also met some of our talented STEM champions, including Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions, Bob Strasser, director of product development and Cristy McKinney, program manager, who showcased the world of cutting-edge smart technology and sustainable innovation.

The Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip builds upon the suite of no-cost virtual learning resources offered through Itron’s corporate social responsibility led educational program in partnership with Discovery Education, Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World. This program provides middle school educators, students and their communities access to hands-on, innovative, engaging, standards-aligned resources and activities encouraging the exploration between water and energy through the lens of conservation.

This virtual experience is especially timely, accommodating for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Internet of Things Virtual Field Trip was filmed and produced 100% virtually!

On World Environment Day, and every day, we are thrilled to amplify the power of technology as a tool to empower innovative solutions by presenting the future’s leaders and problem solvers with new ideas and real connections. To learn more, visit: learntoconserve.com.

Callie Bendickson
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility - Itron
Callie Bendickson has more than 20 years of experience leading corporate and community initiatives related to health care, education and industry. She is currently the director of corporate social responsibility at Itron where she is responsible for facilitating Itron’s ongoing commitment to creating resourceful communities through corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, community partnerships and educational outreach.