Green Design Lab Environmental Education Program 2019-06-02T21:30:09+00:00

Project Description

Green Design Lab Environmental Education Program

Project Lead: Solar One
Project Partners: John Ericsson M.S. 126; P.S. 110 The Monitor School; New York City Department of Education, Division of School Facilities; and Community Environmental Center Stuyvesant Cove
Project Location: John Ericsson M.S. 126: 424 Leonard Street; and P.S. 110 The Monitor School: 124 Monitor Street
GCEF Grant: $22,954
Matching Contribution: $3,000
Fact Sheet: Green Design Lab PDF
Project Status: Completed (June 2014)

In 2014, Solar One received a GCEF grant of $22,954 (and provided $3,000 in matching funds) to implement the Green Design Lab™ K-12 program at two Greenpoint Schools: John Ericsson M.S. 126 and P.S. 110 The Monitor School. The Green Design Lab™ program uses interactive activities related to water, air, energy, materials, and food, and student-led greening projects to inspire students to actively participate in improving the environment and health of their schools, homes, and community. The project included eight weeks of classroom instruction, one day per week, in up to four classes per school from March to June 2014. In total, the project provided classroom instruction to approximately 185 students. A professional development session with two partner teachers at John Ericsson M.S. 126 and three teachers at P.S. 110 The Monitor School was also provided.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Educated 185 students from two Greenpoint schools, John Ericsson M.S. 126 and P.S. 110 The Monitor School, on environmental topics to inspire them to actively participate in improving the environment and health of their schools, homes, and community.
  • Provided professional development for five teachers: two from John Ericsson M.S. 126 and three from P.S. 110 The Monitor School.
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