Year Established: 2015 Start Date: 2015-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $10,451 Total Non-Federal Funds: $20,735
Principal Investigators: Amelia Gulling
Abstract: GreenPower Mission Statement: To support Nevada’s preK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need. What is a Green box? Developed for K-12 educators, Green Boxes introduce environmentally focused topics that emphasize sustainable practices and natural resource conservation. Each Green Box is centered around a “green” topic written for either a particular grade or range of grade levels. Every box contains the material and curriculum needed to engage students in hands-on activities with real-life applications that are both informative and fun! Best of all, our program is completely free for educators to use. We have a large list of titles available and more coming online all the time. Who Creates Green boxes? Green Boxes are made by educators for educators. Once created, each box is then vetted through our Advisory Green Box Committee, which is comprised of education and environmental experts. Upon committee approval, the Green Boxes then make their way to GreenPower schools. What Does a Greenbox Contain? •Curriculum aligned to Nevada State, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards. •Enough content for 1–2 weeks of instruction, complete with hands-on-activities and projects. •Most materials needed for activities (both consumables and non-consumables). •A flash drive with curriculum and supplemental materials.