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Classroom Presentations

For Middle and High Schools.

All activities are FREE!

Jump to:  Carbon Neutrality  |  Water Resilience  |  Zero Waste  |  Sustainable Transportation  |  Connection to Nature  |  All

CARBON NEUTRALITY
 

Youth Action for Climate Justice Presentation

 15 points 

Youth Vs. Apocalypse is a program designed to support middle and high school students in fighting for their right to a livable planet and a healthy community. It offers in-class presentations that use activities, slides, videos, and opportunities for in-class action to reveal how climate is a justice issue, how it connects with other social issues like racism and classism, and how young people can feel empowered to take meaningful action in their world, starting now. Email Caroyln at carolynclara@gmail.com with the subject line "Youth Action Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" and 3 dates and times to schedule your presentation.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

Grades 6-12

Zero Net Energy Presentation

 15 points 

Work with an SEI instructor to create a custom presentation and/or lesson that relates to zero net energy and aligns with your teaching subject (i.e. history, science, math, etc). Topics can include careers in clean energy, students conducting an analysis of their school's energy use through an energy audit, lessons on climate change and energy production and much more! Email Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org with the subject line "Zero Net Energy Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" to get started.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

High School

Green Career Talk and Mock Energy Audit

 15 points 

Do you have students Interested in energy efficiency, solar energy, and green jobs? During this classroom presentation, a member of the local nonprofit engineering firm will discuss what they do, how they got started in the field, and work with students on a mock audit strategy. Email Darya at soofid1@sfusd.edu with the subject line "Ecology Action Presentation: (Your School Name)" with your desired date at least 3 months prior.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

Middle School, High School

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WATER RESILIENCE
 

Water Resilience Presentation

 15 points 

Work with an SEI instructor to create a custom presentation and/or lesson that relates to water resilience and aligns with your teaching subject (i.e. history, science, math, etc). Topics can include exploration of different ways we use water at school and in commercial buildings, the water cycle, the energy-water nexus, and completing an in-depth school audit that will allow students to assess how much water is used at their school and develop a report with water use recommendations. Email Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org with the subject line "Water Resilience Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" to get started.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

High School

Marine Plastic Pollution Art

 15 points  Cross-listed under Zero Waste

Invite the SF Surfrider Foundation to create art with your students using clean plastic collected at beach cleanups while learning about the big impact they can have by making small changes to avoid single use plastic. You also have the options of using plastic collected at school or having students collect it themselves at a beach cleanup (find this as a separate activity under Field Trips). Student art may also be included in the Surfrider Foundation's annual art show, "Message in a Bottle". Email Eva at RAP@sf.surfrider.org with the subject line "Marine Plastic Classroom Presentation for (Your School): Earth Day Every Day" to schedule.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

All Grades

Our Water

 15 points 

A classroom presentation designed to teach students about San Francisco’s water resources and the importance of conservation and is based on the "Our Water" Curriculum. Email Josephina Dominguez-Chand at josephina.chand@sfgov.org with "Our Water Assembly for 'X' School: Earth Day Every Day" in the subject line to schedule.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

Grades 4-6

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ZERO WASTE
 

Zero Waste Presentation

 15 points 

Work with an SEI instructor to create a custom presentation and/or lesson that relates to zero waste and aligns with your teaching subject (i.e. history, science, math, etc). Topics can include completing a waste audit and developing a plan for reducing waste, discussing ways students can lead waste conservation campaigns and much more!  Email Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org with the subject line "Zero Waste Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" to get started.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

High School

Marine Plastic Pollution Art

 15 points  Cross-listed under Water Resilience

Invite the SF Surfrider Foundation to create art with your students using clean plastic collected at beach cleanups while learning about the big impact they can have by making small changes to avoid single use plastic. You also have the options of using plastic collected at school or having students collect it themselves at a beach cleanup (find this as a separate activity under Field Trips). Student art may also be included in the Surfrider Foundation's annual art show, "Message in a Bottle". Email Eva at RAP@sf.surfrider.org with the subject line "Marine Plastic Classroom Presentation for (Your School): Earth Day Every Day" to schedule.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

All Grades

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
 

Sustainable Transportation Presentation

 15 points 

Work with an SEI instructor to create a custom presentation and/or lesson that relates to sustainable transportation and aligns with your teaching subject (i.e. history, science, math, etc). Topics can include careers in green transportation, the interactive building of solar cars, designing transportation friendly cities, evaluating the carbon emissions from your schools' commute data and much more! Email Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org with the subject line "Sustainable Transportation Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" to get started.

Classroom Presentation - Partner visits school

High School

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CONNECTION TO NATURE
 

Biomimicry Presentation

 15 points 

Work with an SEI instructor to create a custom presentation and/or lesson that relates to biomimicry and aligns with your teaching subject (i.e. history, science, math, etc). Topics can include emphasizing the importance of climate change mitigation and sustainable design by guiding students through the technical design and construction of an engineering project inspired by nature, evolution, a design competition and much more! Email Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org with the subject line "Biomimicry Presentation: Earth Day Every Day" to get started.

Classroom Presentation - Self initiated

High School

The Marine Mammal Center LIVE Virtual Programs

 15 points 

LIVE is a suite of virtual programs created by The Marine Mammal Center to connect your class or group with a marine science educator at our hospital and education facility in California. Join us on a Digital Dive into the work of marine mammal health and ocean conservation! Learn more.

Classroom Presentation - Self initiated

Grades 3-12

Special Live Event: Art Inspiring Action, CalCoast as your Muse

 15 points 

Art is often inspired by nature, and it can also inspire the imagination and actions of the people who see it.  In this 45 minute program, join us to find your own artistic inspiration as we dive into exploring the creativity and action of other artists throughout time. Learn more.

K-3rd grade: November 14, 2018 - 9:10am or 10:10am

4th-8th grade: November 15, 2018 - 10:10am or 11:10am

Classroom Presentation - Self initiated

Grades K-8