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The Miami Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project is a program of NY Sun Works dedicated to improving K through 12 grade Environmental Science Education in urban schools. We use hydroponic farming technology with integrated curriculum and professional development to educate students and teachers about science and sustainability. The science content of our program is conveyed through the lens of hydroponic urban farming and addresses topics in biology,... more »
Who are you?

NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that envisions a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges. See how we’re growing by visiting www.nysunworks.org

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The environmental challenges confronting the next generation require a sophisticated understanding of how science can be applied. Implementation of the Miami Greenhouse Project Program in Miami-Dade K-8 schools will be a critical step in providing students with the necessary knowledge and 21st century skills to tackle complex global issues, especially those related to climate change.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Our programs capture the interest and engagement of all students, including groups underrepresented in STEM fields such as females and minorities. Our cross-disciplinary learning addresses science and sustainability, nonfiction reading, writing, math and social studies by connecting subjects through critical thinking practice. Sun Works helps students thrive academically by offering an interactive tool for engaging science learning in a safe environment that invites exploration and discovery.

Please give examples of your project's success.

In five years, Sun Works has implemented The Greenhouse Project in 17 schools in the NYC area, with 14 more in development. We have produced a comprehensive Science and Sustainability K-8 curriculum that utilizes our hydroponic systems to cover common core and state mandated standards in science and other disciplines. We have trained over 100 teachers, and we directly impact over 4,900 students in public schools each year. To learn more about our projects, visit www.nysunworks.org/projects.

Organization Name (or individuals name) NY Sun Works

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