Global Awareness Investigation and Action (GAIA) is an environmental research project involving elementary, middle, and high school students as scientific researchers and policy developers. Each school enrolled in the GAIA project focuses on solving a specific problem in its community through scientific research and sustainable program implementation.
GAIA students perform their investigations as if they were professional scientists. They identify an issue in their community, investigate it through scientific methods, share data with each other, and propose and jointly advocate solutions based on their research.
GAIA projects provide multiple avenues of opportunity for students to learn through our unique partnerships with universities, environmental agencies, technology and engineering companies. Research projects prepare students for future studies in scientific fields and careers in high-tech or other environmental science related businesses.