EcoRise’s mission is to ignite a new generation of green leaders. We provide student-driven, leading-edge sustainability and design resources to over 4,000 preK–12 educators across the United States, from New York City to the Texas Rio Grande Valley to Sacramento, California.
Teachers in the Sustainable Intelligence Program have access to comprehensive K–12 sustainability and design curricula, teacher training and support, and student-driven Eco-Audit Grants.
Sustainability and Design Curriculum
EcoRise teachers receive access to over 200 standards-aligned, hands-on lessons, including our bilingual, STEM-based Sustainable Intelligence Curriculum (SI) that introduces students to challenges and opportunities surrounding seven distinct eco-themes and engages youth in developing real-world solutions in their communities through project-based activities, design labs, and campus Eco-Audits.
EcoRise teachers also receive access to the Design Studio curriculum which guides students through a creative problem-solving process as they invent innovative solutions to a specific sustainability challenge.
Teacher Training & Support
EcoRise provides year-round face-to-face and virtual training for teachers, which introduces the curriculum, the Eco-Audit Grant process, and instructional best practices rooted in design thinking and problem-based learning. Additionally, teachers receive access to an online platform that provides self-paced training resources as needed, including short videos, teacher and student rubrics, implementation calendars, a project library, the Eco-Audit Grant application and project exemplars, and a global teacher support network.
View upcoming professional development opportunities at https://ecorise.eventbrite.com.
Students who complete one or more Eco-Audits from the SI curriculum are eligible to apply for up to $500 per project to support green student innovations and initiatives that tackle sustainability challenges identified during the Eco-Audit.
On average, an EcoRise teacher’s students receive a total of $860 in grant funds per year.
Redeem a free subscription.
A limited number of teachers in sponsored regions have access to our Sustainable Intelligence Program free of cost. If you are located in any of these areas, click through to learn more about how to redeem a free subscription.