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Classroom Sessions

Bring our team into your classroom! Our youth-led sessions inspire younger students with engaging discussions, local examples, and a concrete way for students to make a difference.

Our sessions are designed for 4-7th graders and are about 45-60 minutes. We include interactive discussions and activities throughout. Students then grow and track their own native California Melicgrass seeds after planting them in their school, home, or community garden (sprouts appear in 3-4 weeks). We adapt our sessions to each classroom depending on age level, recent units, etc. Thanks to the OurEcho Challenge through EarthEcho all sessions and materials are free. Session topics include:

  1. Threats to Bay Area biodiversity.

    • What is biodiversity and why is it important?​

    • Interdependencies.

    • Local and global threats.

  2. Effects of carbon dioxide emissions.

    • What are CO2 emissions and where do they come from?

    • Greenhouse effect.

    • Global warming.

  3. Science behind Super Plants.

    • Photosynthesis.​

    • Root systems & natural carbon sequestration.

    • Potential benefits and risks of GMO Super Plants.

  4. Youth action:

    • Our perspectives and advice as youth protecting the environment.​

    • Inspiration!​

    • Planting.

If you are interested in bringing Project Super Plants into your school, please email us at projectsuperplants@gmail.com.

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Schools Participating

  • Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco

  • Alta Vista Elementary School, San Francisco

  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco

  • Chinese Immersion School at De Avila, San Francisco

  • Clarendon Elementary School, San Francisco

  • Crocker Middle School, Hillsborough

  • Havens Elementary School, Piedmont

  • Head-Royce School, Oakland

  • Hillcrest Elementary School, San Francisco

  • KIPP Academy Bayview, San Francisco

  • Lawton Alternative School, San Francisco

  • Lipman Middle School, Brisbane

  • Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera

  • McNear Elementary School, Petaluma

  • Mills College Children's School, Oakland

  • Millennium School, San Francisco

  • Notre Dame School, Belmont

  • Ohlone Elementary School, Palo Alto

  • Panorama Elementary School, Daly City

  • Piedmont Middle School, Piedmont

  • Proof School, San Francisco

  • San Carlos Charter Learning Center, San Carlos

  • San Domenico School, San Anselmo

  • SF Schoolhouse, San Francisco

  • Shu Ren International School, Berkeley

  • Starr King Elementary School, San Francisco

  • Stevens Creek Elementary School, Cupertino

  • St. Gabriel School, San Francisco

  • Stratford School, San Francisco

  • Synapse School, Menlo Park

  • Technology Middle School, Rohnert Park

  • The Harker School, San Jose

  • The Nueva School, San Mateo

  • Windsor Middle School, Windsor

  • Yu Ming Charter School, Oakland

Teacher Testimonials

Capable, engaging youth who inspired our 3/4 grade learners to believe that their small actions can make a difference in the fight against global warming.

— 3/4th grade teacher, San Carlos Charter

Thank you for partnering with us and for participating in such wonderful work that supports students and our environment.”

— Principal, McNear Elementary School

Techr Testimonials

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and the effort that you put into last Wednesday's lesson with my 4th grade class. I was most impressed by your professionalism, organizational skills, comfort level socializing with my students, and your knowledge of your subject area. I particularly appreciated your ability to answer their random questions on the fly!”

 

— 4th grade teacher, Panorama Elementary School

Neat to see students giving this to students.”

 

  5th grade science teacher

Thank you for being such great role models!”

 

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