The Alcoa Foundation supports sustainability by partnering with local communities and non-profit organizations to address local environmental issues and promote environmental education. The Alcoa Foundation is supporting Nature Up North with a grant of $45,000. The grant will cover the costs of running an annual workshop that will train local school teachers for participation in the program. The funds will also pay for school travel kits, which come with hand-held, camera-equipped GPS units that will be used to capture and record natural occurrences and data, including location. In addition, the grant will pay for website support and for St. Lawrence University students to serve as environmental educators and project assistants.