2023 Teen Climate Ambassadors
A free, week-long youth STEM enrichment program
Dates: June 12-16, 2023
Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh NC
Teen Climate Ambassadors in the Youth Engaging in the Science of Resilience: Sensing the Environment and Envisioning Solutions (YES Resilience: SEE Solutions) program explore the local impacts of climate change in their community and investigate strategies for increasing community resilience through field experiences, hands-on activities & experiments using cutting edge science and technology.
Investigate Climate Issues
During this program, youth participants will investigate climate issues while using local data and participating in citizen science projects to examine the local environment, evaluate climate impacts, and identify solutions to protect health and promote community resilience.
Build Community Resilience
Participants also will work to build stronger communities by learning skills to make a difference while working alongside professionals in environmental, health and climate fields to develop an action project that supports community resilience.
Rising 9th-12th graders. We encourage applications from youth who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in the STEM workforce*.
*Women, persons with disabilities, and persons from some racial and ethnic groups— Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, and American Indian or Alaska Native—are underrepresented in the STEM workforce when compared to their share of the total population (NSF 2023).
Participants will receive a modest stipend after completing the program. They also will be eligible for an additional stipend for completing a community action project during the 2023-2024 school year. Transportation assistance may be available.
Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday March 27, 2023.
Note: a completed application includes both a student application and an adult mentor nomination.
Taylor Prichard | firstname.lastname@example.org
YES Resilience: SEE Solutions is supported by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program in the National Science Foundation (grant # DRL-2215420).