Solar One Summer Curriculum & Resources
Solar One’s Green Design Lab works with schools and community-based organizations to promote student design and innovation in applying STEM skills to solve environmental challenges. Traditionally we would accomplish this through our hands-on curriculum and in-person programming. Given the new changes in response to Covid-19, Solar One has transitioned our teaching model and curriculum to be compatible with remote learning.
Beyond developing new digital resources, in response to the wave of social and racial justice movements across the country we are reminded of the inextricable link between climate justice and racial justice. Solar One has developed new digital content with the intention of creating a culturally responsive program that centers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color voices in environmentalism. This content is available for free for any NYC Summer Youth Employment Provider or NYC DOE teacher.
Solar One is offering six different digital curriculum modules available through Google suite. Each module is designed for one week of instruction, but can be customized to fit an individual provider’s program schedule so that providers can pick and choose individual activities from the curriculum. The modules are: Environmental Justice, Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Food & Water Systems, Climate Resiliency & Action, and Service Learning. In addition, Solar One is offering training opportunities & technical support for SYEP providers. Download our curriculum one pager- Summer Bridge Curriculum One Pager
PLEASE NOTE: Please sign up below and to access the curriculum and a Solar One educator will share the Google folders and contact you to set up a free training.
Solar One SYEP Summer Webinars
Solar One is hosting weekly live webinar sessions open to all SYEP participants (any anyone interested!) These live webinars give youth the opportunity to interact with industry professionals, ask questions, and explore environmental challenges and solutions here in New York City. All webinars will be presented via Zoom.
Download our summer webinar one pager- SYEP Summer Webinar Overview.
WEBINAR 1: Climate Change Impacts in NYC
Date & Time: Thursday July 30, 2020, 12 pm – 1 pm
This webinar will give a brief overview of some of the climate change impacts affecting New York City. The Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability will participate in this webinar to showcase the various initiatives being taken by the NYC DOE to address climate change.
Watch the recording here: YouTube Recording- Climate Change Impacts in NYC
WEBINAR 2: Clean Energy Careers Panel
Date & Time: Wednesday August 5, 2020, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
This interactive Career Panel will feature a diverse selection of green energy professionals from throughout New York State. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the careers of these individuals and ask questions.
Join panelists from: Columbia University, NYC DOE Office of Sustainability, Kinetic Communities Consulting, PUSH Buffalo, and more.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/uehv7KB2rKtgfEJT9
WEBINAR 3: Solar Energy in New York City / Energía Solar en Nueva York
Date & Time: Tuesday August 11, 2020, 12 pm – 1 pm NOTE: This webinar will be fully presented in Spanish.
This webinar will discuss different solar initiatives in New York City and the work Solar One is completing throughout the city in support. Participants will learn about the solar projects being completed in NYC schools and NYC Housing Authority buildings. José T. Gálvez Contreras from Solar One’s Here Comes Solar team will be introducing community solar and how individuals can participate.
Este seminario discutirá diferentes iniciativas solares en la ciudad de Nueva York y el trabajo que Solar One está completando en apoyo. Los participantes aprenderán sobre los proyectos solares que se están completando en las escuelas de NYC y en los edificios de la New York Housing Authority. José T. Gálvez Contreras del Here Comes Solar equipo de Solar One presentará sobre la energía solar comunitaria y cómo las personas pueden participar.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/t7y856KUzthy6fAP7
WEBINAR 4: Youth Climate Justice Panel w. Activists
Date & Time: Wednesday August 19, 2020 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Various inspiring youth climate activists will join this panel to discuss their work in promoting environmental and climate justice. Youth activists will share the challenges they have faced and their continued passion for justice. The webinar audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists at the end.
Panelists include youth from the following organizations: Fridays for Future, NY Youth Climate Leaders, Zero Hour, New York University, TREEage, and more.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/Dtf1w2TpbidzKeh67
WEBINAR 5: Food Justice & Composting in NYC
Date & Time: Monday August 24, 2020 12 pm – 1 pm
With representatives from the Bronx River Alliance Foodway and from Brooklyn Rot, this webinar will explore the food justice and composting initiatives in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Presenters will discuss how Covid-19 impacted their work and how their organizations have adapted given all the recent changes.
Panelists: Ceci Pineda (Brooklyn Rot) and Nathan Hunter (Bronx River Alliance Foodway)
Register Here: https://forms.gle/kkv9LGJtbrpZ5z2D6
Resources and One Pagers
- Download our curriculum one pager- Summer Bridge Curriculum One Pager
- Download our summer webinar one pager- SYEP Summer Webinar Overview.
- Download our DRAFT Project Based Learning DYCD Application- SYEP Summer Outline for DYCD PBL App