Okay, apparently Disney REALLY wants you kids to start paying attention to your science classes.
They’ve launched what they call Disney Planet Challenge, a competition that challenges K-12 students to identify an environment-related issue of local concern and then come up with a solution TO that issue, which they then implement, manage and chronicle from start to finish. Once they’ve finished the documentation process, the results are then put into a portfolio which is judged on standards ” environmental-relevance, student learning, changes in practices and attitudes, community involvement, lasting benefits to students, school and/or community and originality.”
And there are prizes at every level, including state, regional and national championships with an array of Disney-based prizes. Plus, Disney in turn has tacked on its sheer star power to promote Disney’s Friends For Change: Project Green, a program of environmental awareness supported by its many familiar names, like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.