On the Coffee Table: Urban Sustainability in Chicago
Our team took a hard look at urban
factors, like: population, climate, travel patterns, transportation, energy consumption/ source, education &
green living. Settling into an educational frame to confront our city's sustainability issues was an obvious choice.
"While educating the minds of our youth, we must
not forget to educate their hearts." -Dalai Lama
It is clear Chicago has exceptional science resources to offer students. Organizing these resources by core standard & mapping them by neighborhood are ways to
increase efficiency of use inside the classroom and out. When Chicago's talented teachers share their best science lessons students WIN! Add to that science
content from the Museum of Science & Industry, Field Museum+ and transform the way teachers are making connectionsin STEAM subjects.
With the ParkLAB app teachers,
students, foundations & institutions are empowered to upload, rate & comment the 'best of the best' in science education material. But collecting &
organizing the city's best
hands-on science resources is only the beginning. Because ParkLAB is a GAME that k-8th grade students WANT to play. Students take on adventures... and Chicago benefits.