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Green Beetz is currently accepting applications for NYC Elementary and Middle Schools interested in participating in the Green Beetz program for the 2019-2020 school year!

What is Green Beetz?

A robust 21-lesson, common core aligned nutrition and STEM based curriculum designed specifically for 5th and 6th grade classrooms.Schools are encouraged to apply to teach the curriculum with the entire grade and plan to teach the curriculum in full and in sequential order. Ideally, the lessons are offered twice per week over the course of 10-12 weeks.

Read more about the curriculum and view lessons overviews on the about us page

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Rolling fall 2019 admission. Space is limited. Earlier applications encouraged.

Who is eligible to apply to be a 2019-2020 Green Beetz school?:

  • NYC DOE Public, Charter or Private Elementary schools and Middle schools with students learning at the 5th or 6th grade level.
  • The curriculum is designed for students at the 5th and 6th grade level. Participating schools must have at minimum one 5th or 6th grade educator that will teach the entire Green Beetz curriculum to the same class of students during the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Teachers that work with students that perform at the 5th and 6th grade level are also encouraged to apply.

Green Beetz 2019-2020 Application

(PS, IS/JHS/MS, Charter, Private & numerical Code, i.e. PS123Q)
please write full mailing address including school name, zip code, and borough
(ex: science teacher, 5th grade teacher, principal, etc)
the phone number where we can actually reach you

By tying wellness and nutrition learning into what is being taught in the classroom and cafeteria, we hope to encourage the development or deepening of a shared school-wide vision for student wellness.

200 word max
250 word max

The following information outlines the lessons in the Green Beetz Program and the estimated length of time needed to teach each component.  Please review the lessons topics below before answering the questions in this section as we are requesting you to envision a teaching plan for Green Beetz - i.e., what grades/students will participate, what teachers will teach the program, how frequently lessons will take place, and estimated dates of when the program will begin and complete.

  1. Welcome to Green Beetz
  2. The Natural Food System
  3. History of Food
  4. Modern Food System
  5. Nutrition Science Basics
  6. The Digestive & Circulatory System
  7. Diet-Related Illnesses
  8. Marketing & Advertising
  9. Cooking Basics
  10. The Culture of Food
  11. The Farewell Market - Test Your Noodle Trivia

Lessons 1-10 have two 45-minute sessions (Day 1 & Day 2) for a total of 20 lessons + 1 Farewell lesson = 21 total sessions.

please select all that apply
Please list the grade(s), the total number of classes, and estimated total number of students that will participate (ex: 5th grade - 3 classes - 56 students)
List all educators that will teach Green Beetz this school year (including yourself, sorry for the redundancy here but it's necessary for applications that aren't made by the individual that will teach Green Beetz and where there is more than 1 educator teaching the program at the same school). Remember that this curriculum is designed for students at the 5th and 6th grade level. Please provide the name, title and email contact for each teacher listed (Ex: 1. John Doe, 6th grade science teacher,
check all that apply
Please be as detailed as possible especially if you are applying for more than one teacher that will move at different paces.
  • Once per week
  • Twice per week
  • Every other week
  • Other
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