Dade County Public Schools are going green! The newest magnet high school, now in its third year is the TERRA Environmental Research Institute. This school is dedicated to empower students with the knowledge required to understand and care for the environment and become problem solvers of our global concerns. Their ultimate goal is to prepare students to become conscious ambassadors for humanitarian issues and to deliver the message that humankind’s sustainable relationship with the Earth is possible.
Affectionately known as the “Green School,” TERRA Environmental Research Institute is truly an extraordinary school, helping to raise children to be green in Miami. Housed in a brand new Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified building, their classrooms are equipped with the latest technological equipment such as multiple computer labs, Promethean boards, classroom surround sound systems, greenhouses, and state-of-the-art research laboratories. Inspired by global environmental conservation initiatives and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) National programs, TERRA opened its doors in the fall of 2009 and was established in the community as a sanctuary of academic excellence and environmental stewardship. Their students are taught by highly trained and committed teachers who are well-versed in concerns that currently plague our planet. TERRA’s students lead advanced scientific research projects in using multidisciplinary approaches and establishing connections between their research and the community through complex active service learning. TERRA Environmental Research Institute is achieving this global awareness through its three academies: Environmental Research and Field Studies, Biomedical Research, and Robotics and Engineering Technology.
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