Disney’s Planet Challenge is a free, project-based environmental and science competition for classrooms nationwide.  The competition offers budding scientists the chance to use their imagination and creativity to help the planet while giving educators a fresh new way to motivate students with the help of an educationally sound curriculum that meets national and state guidelines requirements. For the project, students identify an environmental issue in their local community and design a solution they manage from start to finish.

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