In an announcement this morning that makes me smile, the Siemens Foundation, Discovery, and the National Science Teachers Association are teaming up to inspire student achievement when it comes to environmental education with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
It kicks off this fall with a competition at the middle school level asking teams of students to come up with a solution to an environmental issue in their neck of the woods with broader implications for schools and communities across America who just might be able to replicate the process.
And lest you think it’s just for middle schoolers, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge will expand to kindergarten and elementary school students in 2009 and to high school students in 2010, complete with standards-based lesson plans and teacher materials, student projects and prizing to foster learning, teamwork and problem solving around sustainability.
All told it looks like the beginnings of a terrific collaboration to me, and if you’ve got a group of students in mind that just might want to get involved you can visit the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge website for more information.
via: Press Release