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Required events include the February 18th Saturday Academy and the July 2017 Summer Institute. All other events are optional; students are asked to attend at least three academic year events* during the 2017 calendar year.

*Note: Sessions titled “Public Health Professionals and Climate Change” will be shorter in length and will feature one or more public health professionals, either in person or virtually; two of these sessions will count towards one of the three required Climate LEAP events.


Saturday February 18th | Program Overview (Required)

Saturday March 4th | Public Health Professionals and Climate Change, Session #1
Lauren Thie, Epidemiologist, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Saturday March 18th | World Climate Simulation

April/May 2017 (Date to be announced) | Public Health Professionals and Climate Change, Session #2
This will be a virtual session in collaboration with: Harvard-Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Environmental Health Center, Columbia University NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

Friday May 26th | 9th Annual Social Justice Expo

Tuesday July 11th-Thursday July 13th | 2017 Summer Institute (Required)

Sunday October 8th (Rain date: November 12th) | Sustainable Agriculture and Community Resilience 
Service Project at the Carolina Campus Community Garden in Chapel Hill
2:30-5PM
We are going to do a service project with UNC’s Campus Community Garden during their Sunday “workday” to give you a chance to earn service learning hours and to learn about sustainable agriculture and the local food movement and its role in promoting health as well as community resilience.

Saturday October 28th | Extreme Weather Events, Emergency Management and Public Health
Field trip to the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh
11:30am – 3:45pm (tentative)
Todd Brown, Deputy Operations Chief, NC Division of Emergency Management will lead us on a tour of the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. Transportation to Raleigh will be provided by Climate LEAP staff.

Friday November 10th (School Holiday for many schools) | Local Water Resources and Resilience
Tour of OWASA’s water and waste water treatment plants
10am – 3pm (tentative)
Mary Tiger, OWASA’s Sustainability Manger will be our host as we learn how a local municipality is thinking long-term to manage and protect drinking water.

Friday November 17th to Sunday November 19th | NC Climate Justice Summit at Haw River State Park in Brown Summit, NC
6PM Friday – 1:30 PM on Sunday, free registration and lodging for Climate LEAP students (space is limited)
If you are interested in attending the 2017 NC Climate Justice Summit please click on this link to complete a brief interest form. Transportation and lodging options will be available and there will be no cost to participate as a Climate LEAP student.