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 Students Can Help the Environment with Innovative Projects

Local students have an opportunity to learn about environmental impacts today while creating projects that may help sustain the planet tomorrow.

As part of the Change Today, Save Tomorrow Environmental Innovation Design Challenge and Showcase, teams of students from middle and high schools in San Diego or Imperial counties can develop innovative projects focused on creative positive impacts in the workplace or community. Teams can be as small as three students or as large as an entire class.

The challenge is sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) under a grant from the California Environmental Literacy Project.

"Our goal is to empower students to address real-world problems in innovative ways," said Jewyl Clarke, integrated curriculum coordinator with SDCOE. "We are excited to see what they come up with and to ensure they have a chance to showcase their work."   

Students will present their projects at the San Diego Science and Engineering Festival in March as part of an environmental innovation showcase.

Teachers can submit an application through Nov. 15. Money for supplies and materials is available as well as reimbursements for substitute teachers and transportation for large enough groups of students. Get more information online.