Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade learned about climate change and designed flags to educate the public about the need to take action. K-2 students also created videos about what they learned.
The public was able to vote on its favorite flag design during the week of May 18-22. The winning image (below) was printed on a flag that will be displayed at the winning school, City Hall, and JCBOE headquarters!
Students in grades 3-12 formed teams that each identified a climate problem and created a solution that incorporated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). As part of their project, teams had the opportunity to reach out to topic experts who answered their questions and helped them identify solutions.
Although the original timeline for finalizing projects was disrupted due to the Coronavirus epidemic, student teams were still able to complete their projects and were able to remotely present their projects to a panel of expert judges on May 28th and May 29th.
Interactive Experiences with The Office of Sustainability
Types of Experiences
The Jersey City Office of Sustainability worked with the Jersey City Public Schools to provide students with unique experiences to augment their classroom learning. In 2020 the Office of Sustainability took part in the following activities:
The 2020 Sustainability STEAM Challenge was a partnership between the Jersey City Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department and the Jersey City Office of Sustainability, with considerable help from the New York Academy of Sciences and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs.