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

Program Description

Youth Engaged in the Science of Resilience (YES-Resilience) Teen Climate Ambassadors Program is a free, yearlong STEM enrichment program for high school students, including females and minorities under-represented in science careers, offered in partnership with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Teen Climate Ambassadors will explore the local impacts of climate change in their community, investigate strategies for increasing community resilience, and complete a resilience-building community action project.

The program will serve two groups of Teen Climate Ambassadors; one at the Museum in downtown Raleigh, NC, and one at its rural branch in Whiteville, NC. Programming will occur during virtual and in-person sessions (as health guidelines allow) beginning in August, 2020 and run through June 2021.

Investigate Climate Impacts

Use local data and participate in citizen science projects 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.

Program Contacts

Dana Haine – Raleigh contact
K-12 Science Education Manager
dhaine@unc.edu
919-843-5735

Sarah Yelton – Whiteville contact
Environmental Education & Citizen Science Program Manager
sarah.yelton@unc.edu
(919) 966-0895

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This program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program (Award Number 1906846) (Principal Investigator: Kathleen Gray; Co-Principal Investigator: Dana Haine)