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.
Carlsbad Flower Fields
City of Chula Vista
Encinitas Union School District
San Diego County’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s Lakeside and Spring Valley Community Centers
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]
The mission of the Green Mentor program is to generate sustained energy savings at each participating school. Under the guidance of a Green Mentor, youth energy leaders examine energy use at their schools, determine areas of energy waste, pledge to reduce electric utility usage by 10%, design and implement an energy action plan that includes taking action to reduce energy use at school and educating community members. For more information about the program, contact Alyssa Davis at ADavis@energycoalition.org or (858) 380-4658. [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)
The Energy Innovation Center partners with PEAK Student Energy Actions program to provide tours for elementary, middle school, and specialty groups (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Boys and Girls Club).
The tours include hands-on activities, guided tours of the facilities, and direct instruction to introduce students to energy concept and ways to reduce energy use.
For more information and to schedule a tour, 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
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.