Green Scholars - Sustainability & Environmental Curriculum Development
The Green Scholars program is a project-based, honors-level high school program that seeks to inspire and enable high school students to create change in their communities while building a foundation of usable skills and knowledge. The Green Scholars Development team consists of four sub-teams: environmental literacy, professional skills, project management, and program management.
As a member of the Environmental Literacy sub-team, it is your objective to help educate students on the basics of the environment and the importance of sustainability. Many students may be unfamiliar with the science of these areas beginning this curriculum. This section of the course focuses on teaching students the basics of environmental science, such as climate change, pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
As a member of the Professional Skills subteam, it is your objective to help educate students on the basics of how to succeed in life after high school! Most students are not trained for the next steps of their careers, whether they want to apply to college, seek out an internship, or start a professional career right out of the gate. It is our job to teach them the skills needed to help them succeed.
As a member of the Project Management subteam, it is your objective to help educate students on the basics of how to successfully design and implement a project in their school or community! This is the most important subproject in the Green Scholars curriculum as students learn best when they are allowed to explore through project-based learning. Most students are not outright taught the skills to manage projects in their education, so this will be a helpful guide. By helping students successfully implement projects, you are helping them build skills they will use for the rest of their lives no matter their career trajectory. It is our job to teach them the skills needed to help them succeed.
This sub-team is aimed at helping teachers implement the highly dynamic and variable Green Scholars program and prepare them for the wide array of scenarios they may face while facilitating the program. Each school is different and every student is unique. Coastal schools may wish to focus on ocean issues, while schools in more rural areas may have students wishing to explore projects in agriculture. Therefore, as a member of this team, it is your objective to help teachers implement the Green Scholars program in their school.
Interns on all sub-teams will work on various tasks such as editing, revising, and adding to existing curriculum. In addition, qualifying interns will work on audio/video projects and online content design and production as we are in the process of moving the program to an online platform.
Skills needed for all sub-teams of Green Scholars:
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
Creativity and Critical thinking skills
Good organizational skills
Teaching, writing curriculum or research
A desire to produce curriculum-based content or edit/record audio/video