Experts across America have contributed to our new K-12 curriculum designed to educate the next generation of food system leaders.

Know Your Food,  the Lexicon’s new online education platform, uses short films, photography, and expert interviews to communicate how our food system works.

[The Lexicon's Douglas Gayeton explains sustainability to high school students in Ames, Iowa]

[Sample films from the series.]

The curriculum features 24 short award-winning films that explain topics ranging from food sovereignty to CSAs, and includes study guides to provoke stimulating conversation and reflection.
The Lexicon’s storytelling approach breaks complex concepts down into approachable, engaging scenes that meet viewers where they are.
Words are the building blocks for new ideas. They can empower students by providing them the fluency to better understand and discuss their food system.
Each learning module introduces a range of terms and principles gathered by Lexicon experts to make even the most complex food system challenges approachable and easily understood.
Words are the building blocks for new ideas. They can empower students by providing them the fluency to better understand and discuss their food system.
Each learning module introduces a range of terms and principles gathered by Lexicon experts to make even the most complex food system challenges approachable and easily understood.
See stories of everyday heroes from across the US designed to inspire the next generation of champions to build a better food system.
The Lexicon’s storytelling team captures the personal insights and experiences of food and agricultural experts across the value chain, showing what and who change looks like.
Six interactive learning modules designed with teacher guides and self-guided lessons so students can work at their own pace.
Our learning modules begin by exploring the foundations of our food system, then expand to show how food travels from the field to our forks.

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Eligibility, Submission Terms and Conditions


The A Greener Blue Global Storytelling Initiative is sponsored by The Lexicon, a US based 501(c)(3) public charity.


Storytellers will join A Greener Blue Storytelling Collective to create stories for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture with the FAO and its partner organizations. Members of the Collective will take part in a private online “Total Storytelling Masterclass” led by The Lexicon’s Douglas Gayeton and Alberto Miti. Upon completion of this online certificate program, members of the Collective will join seafood experts from around the globe in creating A Greener Blue Storytelling initiative.

Selection Process

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. All participants will be allowed to participate to the masterclass and the global storytellin initiative. Receivers of the cameras will be selected based on the strength of their answers to the application form, their ability to work with others, their curriculum/portfolio and the commitment shown during the masterclass to champion the stories of seafood producers across the global value chain. If a potential selected applicant cannot be reached by the team of the Initiative within a week (5 working days), using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the communication is returned as undeliverable, that potential participant shall forfeit. Upon the request of the Lexicon, the potential select participant may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.

Submission Requirements/Copyright

All submissions must be the entrant’s original work. Submissions must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

Participants will retain the copyrights to their work while also granting access to The Lexicon to share their contributions as part of A Greener Blue Global Storytelling Initiative.

Acceptance and GoPro Cameras

A selected group of applicants will be chosen based on their CV, portfolio and basing on the commitment shown during the masterclass to receive a GoPro Camera to film their stories. The attribution of this additional award will be determined by the Lexicon’s team. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of the masterclass and the camera are solely the responsibility of the respective participants.

Receivers of the GoPro cameras agree to participate in all phases of the storytelling initiative and to follow the production and output delivery guidelines defined by The Lexicon team, under penalty of forfeiture from the initiative.

All receivers of the Camera are required to upload their footage in the shared drive and make them available for The Lexicon and the promoting partners of the initiative.

Additional Limitations

Selection and prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of the cameras is permitted. The Lexicon and its respective partners and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Initiative, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any selected participant, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Initiative is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by The Lexicon. The Lexicon reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Initiative, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if The Lexicon determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond The Lexicon’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, The Lexicon reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.