WE-LAB has been integrated into Dream in Green’s Green Schools Challenge (GSC) in order to deliver advanced environmental education about the water-energy nexus to K-12 school children, their parents and teachers.

K-12 Schools that have participated in the GSC program for more than three years are invited to participate in WE-LAB. These schools are then required to complete specific monthly challenges that are directly linked to the water-energy nexus. The monthly challenge component of the GSC curriculum proposes fun educational activities for students to learn about specific environmental topics,  an opportunity to get them involved in real-world, no-cost solutions at their schools.

Schools completing the program are recognized as WE-LAB Certified.

Green Leadership Grants: Students Implementing Change

In the 2017-2018 academic year, Dream in Green will award 20 grants totaling $10,000 for Green Teams to design and complete monthly challenge activities and eco-summits  from October 2017 to April 2018. Here is the breakdown:

Monthly Challenge Grants (from October to March): Three (3) $500 grants per month to support monthly challenge activities included in the 2017-2018 Academy Guidebook. Monthly themes include energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, alternative transportation, ‘green’ living and food efficiency. We also encourage schools to create their own projects in relation to the environmental topic of the month.

Eco-Summit Grants (April): Two (2) $500 grants to support eco-summits that showcase students’ ‘green’ projects to the wider community. For more information about how to create an Eco-Summits refer to the 2017-2018 Academy Guidebook.

Click here for more information and guidelines.

Teacher’s Corner  

Monthly Challenge Submission Forms



Environmental Protection Agency


Miami-Dade County – Water Conservation

Sandia National Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Everglades Foundation