Org offers NYC schools 2013-2014 sustainability curriculum support

Submitted by Solar One

2013-04-24 12:27:18

Solar One, a New York City nonprofit environmental and sustainability education organization, has partnered with the Department of Education's Sustainability Initiative to provide local K-12 schools with the Green Design Lab (GDL), a curriculum and program focused on helping you to green your school. The GDL program is the only curricular blueprint of its kind that looks at the school building as both a laboratory for learning and a tool for environmental change. GDL was created with two objectives in mind: increasing environmental literacy and promoting sustainable behaviors. The activities incorporate learning about building performance so that students can take action in their schools. This year, Solar One is excited to announce the development of CleanTech, our new 10th-12th grade curriculum that expands on the core concepts of Green Design Lab curriculum with more advanced and technical content.

If you become a Partner school, you will be provided with an on-site GDL educator to deliver in-class programs one day per week, copies of the curriculum, and teacher professional development (see detailed list on the application). The program is available to elementary, middle, and high schools, grades 4 through 12.

Check out the website to learn more about the program and download the application:

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