PEAK San Diego is happy to be working with a variety of community partners to bring exciting opportunities to teachers, students and community members. Click on the title to learn more about each partnership.
Bring water conservation education to your school! With generous support from American Water, PEAK staff can now train educators on and provide materials for the exciting water-electricity connections lesson. This opportunity is available in select areas through December 2011. Contact Alyssa Davis at ADavis@energycoalition.org or (858) 380-4658 to learn more! [Back to Top]
The Investigative Program for 3rd-5th graders now features an exploration of the relationship between electricity and water at the exciting PEAK Exhibit! To participate, contact Joni Miringoff at email@example.com or (760) 930-9123 ext. 118. [Back to Top]
Our collaboration with the City of Chula Vista seeks to increase both awareness of and participation in energy efficiency efforts in the community. These family-focused events provide participants with the opportunity to learn about smart energy management, hear about the City’s energy projects and upgrades, and discover ways to save energy at home. For information about upcoming events, contact Alyssa Davis at ADavis@energycoalition.org or (858) 380-4658 to learn more. [Back to Top]
Energy Saving Adventures at San Diego County’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s Lakeside and Spring Valley Community Centers
Students are welcome to visit the centers after school for a period of four hours. During this time, students explore why saving energy is important and are engaged in a variety of afterschool activities that have an environmental theme. The centers provide students with a safe environment reminiscent of a living room setting where they can explore energy topics through hands-on activities in small groups. To learn more, contact Chad Wilson at Chad.Wilson@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 966-1328.
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SDG&E Energy Innovation Center (Clairemont area)
SDGE's Energy Innovation Center partnered with PEAK to provide educational field trip experiences for elementary and middle school classrooms and for specialty groups (i.e., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Boys and Girls Club).
The experience includes hands-on activities, and a guided sustainability tour of the facility. Students receive instruction from certified teachers, a healthy snack and an activity book. For more information and to schedule an educational field trip for your student group, contact Siria Salas at SSalas@energycoalition.org or (858) 380-4674.
The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI)
The mission of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
Curriculum teaches select K-12 California academic content standards in Science and History-Social Science, using the environment as a context for learning. This engaging curriculum is designed to increase environmental literacy, and help students become critical thinkers, informed decision makers, and leaders for the future. To learn more, visit their website under the Schools Home tab.
Healthy Day Partners & Encinitas Union School District
Healthy Day Partners is a nonprofit that engages students through school gardens, wellness and environmental education -- empowering them to make responsible decisions about their own health and the health of the planet. Healthy Day Partners was created by two Encinitas Union School District parents who saw a need to provide schools with sustainable programs that help students make informed healthy lifestyle choices. This nonprofit supports programs that engage students through school gardens, wellness and environmental education—empowering them to make responsible decisions about their own health and the health of the planet.
PEAK and Healthy Day Partners work closely to track and analyze Encinitas Union School District's energy data in order to help each school design and implement a plan to reduce energy use. For more information, please contact Camille Sowinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mim Michelove (email@example.com).