Using science and engineering for good
Creating leadership opportunities
Inspiring environmental stewardship
Green Ninja educational materials originated from research at San José State University that focused on connecting middle school students to science subjects through personal engagement. Support from NSF and NASA helped us better understand student engagement and the powerful role that motivation plays in student learning.
We applied our understanding to the creation of formal middle school curriculum in line with the Next Generation Science Standards. We became a certified Benefit Corporation in 2016, and now offer our curriculum directly to school districts in the U.S.
Our program is comprehensive, but our fundamental difference is the focus on helping students create agency about their learning and the world they live in.