Granada Hills, February 4, 2020 – Granada Hills Charter (GHC) High School has received a $50,000 grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to educate its science students about energy and water conservation and support their efforts outreaching to members of the local community. This is the third consecutive year GHC has been awarded, generating a total of $140,000 for its science classes.
As part of the LADWP’s Community Partnership Outreach Grants program, GHC’s physics, environmental science, chemistry and computer science students will study the effects of energy conservation efforts by using a host of instructional materials. Students also will have the opportunity to code their own “smart” watering system to conserve outdoor landscape watering and take field trips to LADWP or other local facilities that will complement their work.
During the school year, teachers and students will create a new “makerspace” for a sustainability group on campus that cultivates a culture of cleantech and environmental engineering. GHC’s high school students will visit the West Valley Girls and Boys Club to teach 200 younger students about energy and water conservation.
The Community Partnership Outreach Grants support non-profits’ community outreach and education to improve energy efficiency and water conservation throughout the city of Los Angeles. GHC was one of 20 organizations to receive a grant.