Bryker Woods Elementary, the only school in Austin to compete, is one of 3 teams nationwide to win $500 as a Runner Up. The national and regional winners were awarded $5,000-$10,000!
While most schools that participated in this challenge made the challenge a part of the school day and worked in the classroom. The Bryker Woods PTA-organized team of eight 3rd through 6th graders volunteered their time at home and after school to learn more about:
- how their home uses energy and where that energy comes from
- why it's important for the planet that we cut back on our use of energy, and
- ways their families could reduce their energy use
Some families were successful in reducing their energy bills in October-December, compared to the same time period last year!
If you are interested in Bryker Woods' experience participating in the challenge and what it entailed, email Amy.