Kids hold the key to making our world a greener, healthier, and better place to live. That is why we choose to bring sustainability to schools: to bring ‘green’ from a serious, political and activist issue to a fun, exciting, creative way of life. Kids get that polluting our world is a bad idea. Kids understand that they can make a difference in their immediate surrounding – school, home, their neighborhood – and can find new ways of doing so.
The Green Detectives program is designed to make it fun for kids to live greener and to use their energy and spirit to overcome barriers to achieve this goal using STEAM-based learning. This new program is aimed at 3rd and 4th grade students, with the objective of extending the initiative to ultimately incorporate continued sustainability lesson plans using investigation-based content up to 8th grade where students seamlessly move on to the next level as they progress through the grades.