Siemens Sustainability Challenge
September 19, 2008
Middle school students across the US are being encouraged to "go green" and team up for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Science Teachers Association have partnered on this initiative to educate, empower, and engage students, teachers, and communities to become "agents of change" in improving their community. Student teams from sixth through eighth grade can register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge at www.wecanchange.com.
Beginning in fall 2008 through March 15, 2009, teams composed of a teacher or other adult mentor and two or three students will be challenged to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities. Top prizes will include a chance to appear on Discovery Network's Planet Green, a share in thousands of dollars in cash prizes, a Discovery Adventure trip and more. The mentors of the first 100 teams to register and complete a project for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge will receive an award-winning Planet Earth series DVD set.
Submissions from middle school students will be accepted through March 15, 2009. The initiative expands to elementary schools in 2009 and to high schools in 2010.
Learn more at www.wecanchange.com.