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Welcome to the Ambassadors Program

Guided by Missouri’s Next Generation Science Standards, a team of five children in grades 4-6 from each Alliance School will undertake challenging, hands-on projects in an after-school program that willthe meet once a week for the entire school year. 

Besides acting as ambassadors to their own schools, presenting what they learn to classes of their peers, children will create blogs and videos, offering lessons in sustainability, science and technology on-line, as seen through the eyes of children. 

The method of instruction will be experiential and exploratory, with children helping to develop hypotheses, design the experiments to test them, carry out the experiments, and present their results. The sixth graders will help the younger children on each team in the most challenging tasks, and the entire team will develop simple teaching materials—art work, banners, and filmed skits—to help even younger children learn from their experiences in the program.

Hands-on shared activities will also result in team-building and networking between Alliance Schools and SLU, which is a priority for future activities of the Green House Venture.

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