Using Science Standards to
Address Current Challenges
Project will be aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Science (NJSLS-S) and curriculum that addresses current community challenges; students gain real-world experience in inquiry-based learning.
Students learn through experiential projects that are inclusive of diverse types of learners, with a variety of problem solving activities.
Team Competition develops
Collaboration and Team Building Skills
Real competition with prizes for Best Design, Most Innovative Solution, Best Community Outreach and Best Presentation reward different skillsets.
Collaborative solutions projects – across schools, neighborhoods, cities & counties encouraged.
Students allowed to work with PTA’s to crowdsource and encourage parent and community involvement.
Engagement with residents, businesses, city council officials (and/or their staff) and other stakeholders is required to develop proposals. This may include meetings, interviews, surveys, focus groups, events, etc.
Students Gain Understanding of
Government and Real Green Jobs
Student teams engage with sustainability “experts” to collect and verify data to develop their projects. Staff can speak to students in person or via Skype to answer questions.
Challenge Website with information about local departments and/or stakeholders to assist with development of project, and associated green career opportunities. Serves as a green career resource year after year.