Margaret Sheri, Parent Coordinator (and school garden organizer), at PS 102 gave me this Birds-nest Sansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii').
Now there are seven of them growing new roots in recycled 2.0 pop/soda bottle planters. Soon they will go back to the school and grow on the shelves of their new light garden which will produce "green desk plants" for classrooms.
The children in PS 102 will quickly learn some plant science basics and the benefits of sub-irrigated planters (SIPs). While doing this, they will also learn about repurposing plastic bottles into objects of significant value.