Disney’s Planet Challenge empowers the nation’s youth. As an environmentally focused competition it promotes conservation, informs children about global and local environmental issues, gives them a voice on those issues and helps them to create real and positive change in their communities. As a project-based learning competition, Disney’s Planet Challenge expands the education of its participants. The program adheres to all state academic standards, while also applying an interdisciplinary approach with a STEM focus. It stresses collaboration, and utilizes a hands-on methodology that motivates exploration. This style of learning teaches students valuable decision-making and research skills and prepares them to become engaged citizens within their communities.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura