Schools Encouraged to Sign Up for Project Green
Students gain hands on science/recycling skills through Project Green 2018 and help schools go green.
Join Project Green for its seventh program year and become a part of the NEW Sustainable Schools Initiative. The Sustainable Schools Initiative focuses on behavior and school systems by providing district staff with tailored materials and methods that create more hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for students.
Schools can participate in the Sustainable Schools Initiative in two different ways: guided or unguided. Guided participation will follow along with the Project Green format starting with Project Green 2018. School Sustainability Teams who sign up to participate in Project Green 2018 will collect data through waste audits, implement recycling initiatives at their school and learn to become professional “trash talkers” as they fulfill the role of recycling ambassadors.
While participating in Project Green 2018 students are empowered to grow as leaders, apply academic knowledge to solve real-world challenges and explore green careers with local experts. The curriculum is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. Sustainability Advisors (usually teachers) will gain access to lesson plans, interactive projects, multimedia resources and other opportunities for professional development.
Interested schools should fill out the attached Participation Agreement Form. Schools are encouraged to sign up multiple student teams to build collaboration across grades.
For those schools interested in participating in Project Green 2018 an Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Serna Center. The Orientation will discuss program details and requirements for participating schools. Attendance is highly encouraged.
To RSVP for the Orientation, email Rachelfirstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Sustainable Schools Initiative and Project Green 2018 visit http://www.scusd.edu/sustainable-schools.