LAUNCH Eco-Lessons:
Educator Led

What is LAUNCH for Educators?

Grades of Green’s LAUNCH program for educators provides fun and interactive step-by-step NGSS aligned Eco-Lessons for K-12th educators to lead a group of students. Our Eco-Lessons give teachers and students the tools needed to make an everlasting environmental impact. The Eco-Lessons below are designed for any K-12th teacher to use in the classroom. All Kindergarten through 12th grade Educators are welcome to participate and are eligible to earn educator stipends.

See Our List of Educator Led Eco-Lessons​

K-5th Grade

6th-12th Grade

Why Should You Use LAUNCH?

Spark students' interest in the environment

Explore flight-ready lesson plans

Use project worksheets & resources

Develop students' life-long leadership skills

Leaf Stipend Program

Educators can earn a LAUNCH stipend by collecting leaves. Look for the Eco-Level indicated by the number of leaves on each lesson. The top leaf earner will receive a Grand Leaf Winner certificate and higher stipend!*

  • Earn 10 leaves by completing a minimum of 3 lessons and receive a $100 stipend
  • Earn 20 leaves by completing a minimum of 6 lessons and receive a $250 stipend
  • Earn 30 leaves by completing a minimum of 9 lessons and receive a $500 stipend

LAUNCH Stipend Requirements

  • Register for the LAUNCH Program
  • Submit Results wrap up form with pictures and/or video with Consent/Permission Form for all students in photos/videos – must show multiple students using the lesson and how you reached others
  • Ages of students must be 18 or under
  • End of program: Complete Stipend Form and Program Feedback form at the end of the school year
  • Limited number of stipends are available
  • Plan to sustain each lesson – new Q on every wrap up form.

*GOG has the right to qualify or disqualify LAUNCH users for stipends 

**District Program/UPLIFT users have a separate stipend program/process and do not qualify for LAUNCH Stipends, see (x) page for more information

*Note: All lesson wrap up forms for stipends are subject to review by Grades of Green to determine qualification. Educators are limited to a single stipend.

Who is an Educator?


School Staff

Activity Leaders


When and Where Can Educators Use LAUNCH?

Every LAUNCH eco-lesson can be started at any time of the year between August 1st through June 15th! Each lesson has suggested timelines to complete the activity in addition to options on how to continue your project as an ongoing project. 

LAUNCH Eco-Lessons can be implemented in: