JERSEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

THE 2019 PROJECT

2019 IS THE JERSEY CITY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY’S

YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

 

Jersey City Public Schools took part by challenging students

to identify and solve a local issue related to sustainability.

 

Students in every grade level participated

K-2 classrooms participated in the challenge by learning about the issues related to single use plastic bags and designing reusable bags and/or artwork for reusable bags in advance of Jersey City’s new plastic bag ban.

 

Student teams in grades 3-12 were challenged to identify and solve a sustainability or resilience related problem in their neighborhood.

Finalists pitched their projects in a “Shark Tank Style” presentation to funders and staff at City Hall for possible implementation. The showcase event also featured project poster display and walk-through for students and members of the public.

The Sustainability STEAM Challenge is a partnership between the Jersey City Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department and the Jersey City Office of Sustainability, with considerable help from the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, the Jersey City Office of Innovation, and the assistance of our generous sponsors.

 

2019 JCPS District Team:

  • Aldo Sanchez-Abreu, Associate Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction
  • Albert Padilla, Project Curriculum Director/JCPS District Supervisor of Science K-8
  • Ann Marley, Reusable bag K-2 Project Art Director/JCPS District Supervisor of Visual Arts K-12
  • Stacy Feszchak, Project Performing Art Director/JCPS District Supervisor of Performing Arts K-12
  • Manisha Shah, JCPS District Supervisor of Science 9-12

Our 2019 Partners

Our 2019 Sponsors