The Eco-Challenge is a new STEM academic competition, replacing the districtwide Spelling Bee. All motivated 1st - 8th grade students who are interested in a project-based learning experience are encouraged to sign-up.

Students will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking, problem-solving, public speaking and collaboration skills to solve an environmental issue.

To sign-up, register using your student's @pylusd email. Students will receive instructions and join a PYLUSD Google Classroom.

Review Guidelines and Rules:

​​​​Join the PYLUSD Eco-Challenge! 

​"Learn, Do, and Act" 

Mentors/Coaches are available to assist Student Teams during two (2) optional Eco-Labs:   

  1. Thursday, March 5th @ 6 pm -8 pm 
  2. Thursday, April 23rd @ 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Professional Development Academy (PDA), 4999 Casa Loma Ave., YBL

Mandatory Final Rehearsal: May 7th @ 6 pm - 8pm @ PDA 

Eco-Challenge FINALS: 
May 9th @ 9 am - 12 pm @  District Performing Arts Center: 1651 Valencia Ave. , Placentia CA 

The teams will present their Eco-Challenge to Community Leaders and Administrators, competing against teams within their respective grade bands:  Grades 1-3 (GB1), Grades 4-5 (GB2) and Grades 6-8 (GB3). 

 Winners will receive District recognition and prizes including Disneyland Tickets, Discovery Science Center Passes, bragging rights and more!

As parents, we understand that education unlocks the door to a future filled with possibilities. We encourage families to learn and work together outdoors in nature. In doing so, we plant the seeds that will encourage our children to grow into young adults who are knowledgeable, creative and skilled. They will be prepared to discover, advocate, and implement solutions to improve our world. 

Complete the worksheets by the dates listed on the Project Timeline.