There is no better community event for Grades of Green than one focused on students! This week we attended two events in our community. Youth Corps eco-leader Leslie educated and inspired nearly one hundred teens and adults at Marine Teen Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She used Grades of Green’s Eco-Wheel to teach Aquarium guests interesting water, waste, toxins, energy, air, and earth facts. Many students were also interested in getting their school involved in Grades of Green’s Water Challenge, which is a great way to engage teens in environmental issues affecting their local water supply.

The Grades of Green team also hosted a short workshop with Amigos Unidos Manhattan Beach to train their teen volunteers on how to inspire and empower their peers to care for the environment. Twenty volunteers learned about the importance of waste reduction as well as simple things they could be doing to help care for the environment including reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting.

Are you inspired to care for the environment? Grades of Green is currently recruiting schools from across the globe to join our Spring 2018 Water Challenge! For more info, email us at today.

Grades of Green wishes a happy summer break to both students and teachers alike! To kick off summer, we hosted a booth at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Teacher Family Day. Teachers were able to learn about Grades of Green’s free environmental programs such as the Trash Free Lunch Challenge and Youth Corps Eco Leadership Program as well as Grades of Green’s 40+ Eco-Activities. Attendees also got to enjoy a fun veggie-stamping activity led by  Youth Corps Eco-Leaders Rylee G., Misha H. and Cosmo H., while learning about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling! Interested in bringing some environmental programs into your school? Click here to register with Grades of Green and unlock our 40+ Activities for inspiration!

The 2016 – 2017 Youth Corps Eco-Leaders had a great time visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific  for their Spring Meet-Up! Students learned how to play and lead Grades of Green’s most popular outreach games including Trashketball, How Long Until It’s Gone matching game, and our Natural Resources matching game. The aquarium’s amazing VolunTEENS  treated our Eco-Leaders to a special behind the scenes tour – check out our photos by clicking here. From petting stingrays to an exclusive feeding session, VolunTEENS showed our lucky students the entire aquarium! Finally, students discussed the finishing touches on their Grades of Green Eco-Activities. With help from their Grades of Green Advisors, our students will be able to share and celebrate their accomplishments at Celebration Day on May 21st, 2017! Interested in learning more about the Youth Corps Program? Click here to learn more. Want to take on a Grades of Green Activity? Click here to register and unlock our 40+ activities!