Ben Franklin Academy Green Team

Ben Franklin Academy, a charter school servicing grades K-8, seeks to develop young adults with character like America's founding Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin: well -read, scientifically curious, and civically engaged.  The Ben Franklin Academy Green Team is a group of 6th-8th grade students, faculty, staff, and parent volunteers that work to implement sustainable initiatives through STEM-based activities campus-wide.  The sustainability initiatives include a diverse plan of short- and long-term goals surrounding areas of energy efficiency, water use, waste management, transportation, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable food, healthy living, school grounds, and indoor air quality management.  For each sustainability initiative, activities/curriculum are developed to maximize students' skills in science, technology, engineering, and math while gathering data and information to prepare established campus benchmarks and foster continued building performance management.  Not only are new activities/curriculum developed, but existing curriculum is augmented through Green Team initiatives to encourage creativity, understanding of our environmental footprint/impacts, and foster the growth of students in alignment with the school's mission.  The BFA Green Team is open to participation by all students on campus, but looks to the older students to lead by example and encourage younger students to get involved and create a better environment.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Tiffany
Last Name: 
Beffel
Title: 
Green Team Leader
Location: 
2270 Plaza Drive
Littleton, CO 80129
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2011
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Humanities
Girls served annually: 
450
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Associate Program Officer
Location: 
2270 Plaza Drive
United States
Fax: 2023342290
Slug: 
ben-franklin-academy-green-team