Stage 5: Gardens and Nutrition Toolkit Released!

Stage 5: Gardens and Nutrition Challenge Projects include:

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  • Plan and Plant Your Garden (2 pts.)  Green Teams will plan and plant their own gardens at the school or in the community and document their progress!

    Evidence:  In order to earn two points for the Plan and Plant Your Garden activities, you must submit your three (3) garden bed plans AND a photo of your planted garden. Credly Code: GGCPlant

  • Rainbow Plates (1 pt.) Over the course of a week, students will keep track of all the healthy, colorful foods they eat. The goal is to get as many students at the school involved as possible in order to start the discussion on healthy eating!

    Evidence: In order to earn one point for the Rainbow Plates activity, you must submit the Rainbow Plates Questionnaire and 2 photos of your school participating in the activity to Credly. Credly Code: GGCRainbow

  • Sustainability Patrols (2 pts.) Students can conduct Sustainability Patrols for recycling, electricity or water for this phase!

    Evidence: In order to earn two points for patrols, you must submit 8 patrol sheets total. Credly Code: GGCPatrols

    Innovation opportunities include a Power Down for Spring Break, a field trip to DREW Farms, hosting a Parent Recycling Workshop, and for participating in Celebrate Earth Day and Green Week.

Celebrate Earth Day and Green Week with DPSCD Go Green!

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Every year, the DPSCD Go Green Challenge schools invite the whole district to celebrate Earth Day and Green Week across all schools! This year, Green Week will be celebrated from April 24th to April 28th and includes LOTS of activities around gardening, nutrition, recycling, water and more!
Please visit the Go Green Challenge Website to see all of the suggested activities for Green Week and then take our survey to let us know which activities you and your team plan on doing during Green Week! We may feature you in DPSCD and other media!
For any questions about Green Week, please email dps.gogreen@detroitk12.org.
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