Green Careers Apprenticeship Learning:
A team of IDEASS students is creating a curriculum for at-risk high school students at the Natural Bridges Green Center to engage and interest them in green careers. Students will be working on a 6-month innovative project applying chemistry and engineering skills to create solar dye cells, building a rainwater catchment system, and monitoring solar tubes. The students will learn how and why to critically address the importance of sustainability by the amount of much energy and water they are saving by utilizing the solar tubes/dye cells and rainwater catchment system. Throughout the year, students will be creating an environmentally focused film and audio logs. Their finished film will be presented at the 2014 summer exposition at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center at Santa Cruz, California.