Green Design Lab Environmental Education Program 2018-01-15T12:51:09+00:00

Project Description

Green Design Lab Environmental Education Program

Project Lead: Solar One
Project Partners: John Ericsson M.S. 126 and 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 and P.S. 110 The Monitor School
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 2 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 8 weeks of classroom instruction, one day per week, in up to 4 classes per school from March to June 2014. In total, the project provided classroom instruction to approximately 185 students. A professional development session with 2 partner teachers at John Ericsson M.S. 126 and 3 teachers at P.S. 110 The Monitor School was also provided.

PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Educated 185 students from 2 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 5 teachers, 2 from John Ericsson M.S. 126 and 3 from P.S. 110 The Monitor School
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