BCPS CONTESTS & INCENTIVES
Join us to celebrate Earth Day and teach children about environmental stewardship, nutrition, sustainability, ecology, health and wellness, and mindfulness at a fantastic and meaningful outdoor festival. Heal the Planet Day is a fun-filled Earth Day festival happening on April 14th, 2019 at Snyder Park in Broward County hosted by the non-profit organization Heal the Planet.
This event takes place from 9am-4pm and is an engaging event for people of all ages and walks of life with many different activities to choose from:
- Planet Lover’s Fun Run/Walk – Bring your whole family, scooters, bikes, etc.
- Grow Your Own Zone – Join us to learn about sustainable gardening practices
- Mindful Movement Zone – Come learn about various relaxation techniques to help with stress management
- Kids Zone – Complete with a playground, face painting, meaningful and fun art projects, mindful movement for kids, and more
- Young Planet Leaders Zone – Young people will learn how they can be making a positive difference for the Planet by attending workshops tailored just for them
- Great Music, Speakers, Workshops, Healthy Food Choices, and more!
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED CURRICULUM
Heal the Planet’s 6 week SEED (Sustainable Energy EDucation) curriculum has been approved by Broward County School Board, and has been taught to over 7,000 children in Broward County schools.
EXTRA CREDIT FOR STEM PROGRAMMING
Great news for science teachers K-12, this falls under STEM, and can be a PASSPORT program activity for Extra Credit. All zones and booths with a Heal the Planet logo are participating in the passport program and will have a fun learning activity for the kids to complete. The students will be given the passport book at the Heal the Planet Young Planet Leaders zone, and after completing each activity, children receive a stamp. They can then turn that book back into their teacher for extra credit the next day.
YOUR SCHOOL CAN WIN A FINANCIAL AWARD!
As an additional incentive for administrators and teachers to encourage their students to attend and participate in Heal the Planet Day, we are offering THREE prizes (1st place $1000, 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $250) to the 3 schools that get the most student participation, to be applied towards that schools’ wish list items.
BCPS STUDENTS GET IN FREE!
Heal The Planet Day parking and general admission is $5.00 per person at the door or $2.50 per person with pre-paid advance registration (pre-sales end Friday, April 12th). Broward County Students are eligible to receive FREE general admission (use code BCSFREE to unlock the free student ticket on Eventbrite).
This advance registration will also apply towards your school’s eligibility to earn attendance points for the school competition mentioned above, providing you also attend Heal The Planet Day, and arrive no later than 1:00pm. Admission on the Day of Event will be $5 per person and will not count towards the school competition.
General Admission includes access to all zones, speakers, workshops, activities, family fun run, and entertainment. Plant-based cook off and certain vendors such as chair massage and food vendors not included.
FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Heal the Planet is offering a scholarship for HTPD 2019 for deeply discounted tickets for those in need. Please click below and complete the application to apply.
HELP YOUR PTA RAISE MONEY THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM
We encourage you to get your PTA involved! Simply Click Here to sign up for the affiliate program, promote the event with your affiliate link, and your school PTA will receive 20% back from all tickets sold from your link. *Please note, only one affiliate link per school may be registered.
$250 YOUNG PLANET LEADER AWARDS FOR BEST PROPOSALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
3 Young Planet Leaders to be chosen as winners of the Heal The Planet essay contest. Nominate your Young Planet Leader to be a recipient of a $250 grant to encourage Young Planet Leadership. One elementary school student, one middle school student, and one high school student will be selected to receive the award, which will be announced at Heal the Planet Day on April 14, 2019.
- All proposals must reflect an original idea on how to help Heal the Planet through Environmental Stewardship, and be no longer than 250 words
- All applicants must be present on Heal the Planet Day, April 14th, 2019, in order to be eligible to receive their award
– Due Date: All nominations must be received by Sunday, April 7, 2019. *
Click below to submit your application for the YPL Award (form at bottom of page).
TEACHERS – FREE MINDFULNESS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Teachers- Visit the Young Planet Leaders Zone at Heal The Planet Day, Sunday, April 14th, 2019 to sign up for the upcoming FREE mindfulness teacher training. You must attend Heal The Planet Day in order to sign-up for the Free Training Opportunity.