The Cape Cod Commission has launched a Climate Ambassador Program, an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat the impacts of climate change.
Students in grades 9 through 12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change are encouraged to apply to participate in the five-month program.
Selected students will participate in eight virtual meetings, to be held on Wednesday afternoons from January to May 2021. Students will learn about and discuss a variety of climate-related subjects, including local and global climate causes and impacts, carbon reduction strategies, resiliency planning, and equity considerations. Students will have a chance to show off their creativity with a small project demonstrating how they can have a personal impact on climate change at home or in their school communities.
Interested students should submit a one-page letter to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing why they are interested in climate change, their current knowledge of climate change, and what they hope to learn or accomplish by being a part of the Climate Ambassador Program. A reference from a teacher is required. Applications are due by Jan. 8, 2021.
For more information, visit www.capecodcommission.org/climate-ambassadors
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