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Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program (LEAP)

The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program is a week-long summer institute for high school students. During this program students conduct hands-on and minds-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to examine society’s current use of energy and the technological solutions that will support a low-carbon future.

students with canoesSummer Geoscience Expeditions and Internships

This program offers two-week summer expeditions and five-week summer internships for high school students in Robeson County, NC. Participants engage in hands-on learning opportunities in environmental science, geography and geology both in the lab and in the field. This program emphasizes pathways to geoscience college and career options.


Youth Engaging in the Science of Resilience in Urban and Rural NC (YES-Resilience) is a year-long science enrichment program for high school students conducted in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Youth will learn about climate change, investigate strategies to address local climate impacts, and contribute to authentic action projects to strengthen their community’s resilience to extreme weather and other climate-related events.