About the P3 Eco-Challenge
The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge engages and rewards traditional and charter BCPS schools, teachers, students, administrators, non-instructional and custodial staff in learning about and implementing environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.
This initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort that supports STEM programs in our schools. Applied Learning Department of the Office of Academics, Physical Plant Operations Division, and Information Technology Department of BCPS, and their partners, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), are operating as partners to execute this initiative.
On October 29, 2013, the P3 Eco-Challenge team won the Florida Green Schools Award (district level) for its efforts in the district’s environmental initiatives. a title="Fla green schools winners" href="http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLDEP/bulletins/921e05" target="_blank">Read more here.
There are two P3 challenges:The P3 School Challenge and the Environmental Stewardship Recognition. Competitors in the school challenge must document participation in or implementation of sustainable practices in one or more of the categories of School Grounds Enhancement, School Sustainability, Curriculum Integration, Community Involvement, Administrative Support, and Innovation. The Environmental Stewardship Recognition originated from our partner, Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and has been incorporated into the P3 challenge. The stewardship competition involves educators, students, non-instructional and custodial staff demonstrating evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and educational awareness of environmental issues under the categories of Awareness and Involvement, Current Professional Development/Affiliation, Instructional Soundness and Creativity, and Skill Building. Further information, resources, and the application can be accessed online through the main P3 website.
Participants in the Broward P3 Eco-Challenge will be recognized for their efforts during an award ceremony at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. Top prize for the school that best exemplifies the green practices overall receives the P3 top award of $2,500 and the top teachers will receive $500. School category winners, students, educators, non-instructional and custodial staff winners will also receive awards.
Applied Learning Department, Office of Academics Division – 754-321-1851 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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