Following the model of the award-winning SWPPP Internship™ Program, we continue to develop internships to investigate environmental issues that impact the students at school, at home, and in their community in the areas of renewable energy, lunch waste reduction, air quality and campus litter.
Benefits to Students
Train in relevant job skills in the science and engineering fields toperform tasks related to their site-specific projects.
Design and implement projects that havedirect benefit to schools and cities.
Practice public speaking to adult audiences relevant to their project’s topic of study.
Benefits to Cities
Multiplies public education and outreach efforts
Engages future environmental leaders
Build a community of water quality advocates
Connects professionals to the next generation
Meets Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
Engages students in data analysis, critical thinking, group collaboration and presentation
Offered in versions appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle and high school
Extensive Resources Included
One-on-one training and site-specific support
A comprehensive program manual
All required materials for classroom activities and labs
These applied science programs identify environmental issues for exploration in a shorter program following science and engineering practices that align with Next Generational Science Standards and Common Core standards.