Guided by Missouri’s Next Generation Science Standards, a team of five children in grades 4-6 fromeach Alliance School will undertake challenging, hands-on projects in an after-school program thatwillthe meet once a week for the entire school year. Besides acting as ambassadors to their own schools, presenting what they learn to classes of theirpeers, children will create blogs and videos, offering lessons in sustainability, science andtechnology on-line, as seen through the eyes of children. The method of instruction will be experiential and exploratory, with children helping to develophypotheses, design the experiments to test them, carry out the experiments, and present theirresults. 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 filmedskits—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 AllianceSchools and SLU, which is a priority for future activities of the Green House Venture.