When I was in high school, it was all too common to lament during math, science or other classes:
"When am I ever going to use this in real life?"
A new video contest is hoping to overcome such scepticism—asking high school students to create short videos about how Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (S.T.E.M.) can be used to help green their city. Like MTV's Copenhagen Climate Video Contest or TreeHugger's own Convenient Truths Green Video contest, the idea is to engage youth on practical ways that they can apply their skills and knowledge to tackle the challenges we face as a species.
The contest website includes materials for high school students on sustainability and green cities, as well as real world examples of how others are already imprvong urban environments through the use of S.T.E.M. skills.