Student Sustainability Lab
How can we prepare our students to be leaders and innovators providing solutions to the 21st century challenges to our social, environmental and economic well-being?
SustainaFest’s Student Sustainability Lab is our groundbreaking educational program launched in 2014 that provides students an opportunity to understand human-environment interactions, sustainable living and our connectedness with ecosystems, economic systems, and one another. The Lab takes students on an educational exploration of the social, environmental and economic future of our:
- Climate & Energy
- Food Systems
- Human Infrastructure
Our program connects and complements traditional Pre K-12 educational disciplines by combining art, humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences to encourage students to explore their environment, society and the economy through the lens of sustainability in the modern world. We provide students an age-appropriate, broad introduction to the complex challenges of sustainability and the tools needed to address current, real-world issues. We leverage art and entertainment as primary delivery vehicles and ensure that all elements are accompanied by action-oriented opportunities. Our resources, including world-class films, filmmakers, musicians, subject matter experts and entrepreneurs, come together to allow students to experience an immersive educational experience unlike any other. Project by project, the Lab is evolving traditional educational constructs to more readily align with the realities of today’s world while ensuring that students learn deeply and are moved to action.