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Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge


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Earlier this week at Concord High School in Chevy Chase, Dave Salmoni, who appears on programs such as Into the Pride and Into the Lion’s Den, hosted an assembly honoring the first-place winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the premier national sustainability challenge for K-12 students in association with the Discovery Channel. The “Concord Hill Greenies,” led by teacher/mentors Jack Daggitt and Tracy Yaffe, placed first in the country in the grade K-2 category with their project focusing on reducing car idling and resulting CO2 emissions in the school pickup area.

           In the assembly, titled “Our Animals, Our Impact,” the world-renowned big cat expert wowed students with stories and images of his adventures in the wild with lions, tigers and bears. Salmoni brought several animals, including an owl, alligator, capybara, snake, binturong and monitor. Together, Salmoni and students probed the relationships these creatures had with humans and the environment, and learned ways they can help protect the planet.


  About Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge 

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (www.wecanchange.com) is the premier national sustainability challenge. It empowers students in grades K-12 to develop and share environmental solutions that can help change the world. The Challenge is a collaborative effort of the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the College Board and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to educate, empower and engage elementary, middle and high school students and teachers to become “Agents of Change” in improving their schools, communities and world. To date, more than 35,000 students have participated, creatively engaging their communities to find solutions to a local environmental issue or global energy challenge. All participants research their issue using scientific investigation and create a replicable green solution using Web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education. For more information, visit www.wecanchange.com.