A free, year-long youth STEM enrichment program for high school students

Program Description

Teen Climate Ambassadors in the Youth Engaged in the Science of Resilience (YES-Resilience) 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. Programming is FREE and occurs during, a six-day summer institute and academic year workshops held on Saturdays or teacher workdays in the 2020-21 school year. Participants will receive a modest stipend after completing the program. Transportation assistance is available if needed.

Investigate Climate Impacts

Use a variety of tools like environmental sensors to examine your environment, evaluate climate impacts, and identify solutions to protect health and promote community resilience.

Build Stronger Communities

Learn skills to make a difference in your community, working alongside professionals in environmental, health and climate fields to develop an action project that builds resilience.

Two Program Locations

LOCATION
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

DATES
Parent/Student Orientation: May 17, 2020
Summer Institute: Jun 22-27, 2020, 9am – 4pm
Saturday Academies: Must attend at least 2 of 4 during the 2020-2021 school year. Current dates include September 12 and November 11, 2020. Spring 2021 dates to be determined.
End-of-Year Celebration: May 2021

LOCATION
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Whiteville, NC

DATES
Parent/Student Orientation: May 17, 2020
Summer Institute: June 1-6, 2020, 9am – 4pm
Saturday Academies: Must attend at least 2 of 4 during the 2020-2021 school year. Current dates include September 12 and November 11, 2020. Spring 2021 dates to be determined.
End-of-year Celebration: May 2021

Program Eligibility

Open to rising 9th through 12th graders. Females and minorities under-represented in science careers are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

Online applications include a student form and a teacher recommendation form, found at the link below. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Select students will be asked to participate in group interviews on April 21 or 22. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by April 30, 2020.

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