Based on a successful competition in April 2017, the SFUSD Sustainability Office has created the Earth Day Every Day Challenge to run from August 2017 through April 2018.
Earth Month Competition
This April, the SFUSD Sustainability Office will launch its first Earth Month Competition to encourage SFUSD students, staff, and parents to engage with sustainability resources available in the community.
Update: Competition resumes during the 2017-2018 school year!
The Earth Month Competition is open to K-12 schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Schools compete against other schools in their Supervisor's district by engaging in "green" activities, and the Sustainability Office awards points for activities completed. The school in each Supervisor's district with the most points wins a cash prize of $700 or more!
Participating schools will learn about ways to reduce their environmental footprints through water conservation, energy reduction, waste prevention, sustainable transportation, and eco-literacy.
Ways to Earn Points
Between April 1st and 22nd, complete activities with the California Academy of Sciences and other Activity Partners to earn points!
- Field Trips
- Community Events
Featured Activities from the California Academy of Sciences:
- Online Webchat: Earth Month (K-12)
"How to bring Earth Day to everyday?" Online webchat where classrooms can virtually interact with Cal Academy Sustainability Scientists. Click to schedule your class.
- Online Webchat: Butterflies (K-3)
"How to Build a Community of Butterflies?" Online webchat where classrooms can virtually interact with Cal Academy Sustainability Scientists about a specific science subject. Academy biologist Tim Wong will give the scoop on the community of butterflies living in the Academy rainforest. Click to schedule your class.
- Online Webchat: Penguins (K-2)
"Pierre the Penguin" Online webchat where classrooms can virtually interact with Cal Academy Sustainability Scientists about a specific science subject. April 25th is World Penguin Day! Celebrate by learning about one of the Academy's most famous residence, Pierre the penguin! Click to schedule your class.
- Science Lessons (K-12)
Explore the FREE bank of lessons that include topics from animal adaptations to science journaling. These lessons are available all year long on the Cal Academy's website. Click for more information.