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4-H Youth for Climate Action: Application Deadline

  • Monday, November 30, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Are you a high school student concerned about climate change?

Do you want to make a meaningful difference here in Rockland County?

Join the Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action, where you can enhance your knowledge of the issues, develop leadership skills, and work with your peers to address climate change.

Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action

About the Program

Through this program, participants will:

  • Explore climate change issues on a global and local scale through demonstrations, talks and community science projects
  • Visit local sites including a solar field, reservoir, creeks, piers, and more!
  • Design, create, and implement a service project centered on climate change
  • Connect with peers and community leaders

Who: 

High School Students (Grades 9-12)

Where: 

Virtual sessions and in-person outdoor sessions throughout Rockland County and surrounding areas.

When: 

Typically Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings, December 17 - June 11

Application Information

Application Deadline: 

November 30, 2020

Application Process:

  1. Apply online at Bit.ly/YCAApply
  2. Ask your reference to complete the online reference questionnaire and/or submit a letter of recommendation at Bit.ly/YCAref
  3. Participate in a virtual interview on Thursday, December 10, between 5pm – 7pm.

Cost: 

$175. Financial Assistance is available for those with demonstrated need.

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, December 17 Orientation
Thursday, January 7 Global Climate Change
Thursday, January 14 Climate Change in Rockland County
Thursday, January 21 Clean Energy: Electric Cars
Saturday, January 30 Solar Energy
Thursday, February 4 Snow Date
Saturday, February 13 Birds and Climate Change
Thursday, February 18

(During school break)

Materials Recovery and Recycling
  • Food waste
  • Refrigerants
  • Plastic Production
  • Textiles
Thursday, February 25 Composting
Thursday, March 11 Communicating Climate Change and Environmental Issues
Saturday, March 13 Water Conservation
Thursday, March 18 Snow Date
Thursday, March 25 Service Project Planning
Thursday, April 8 Service Project Planning
Saturday, April 10 Fish Conservation: The American Eel Project

Group 1 (max 10 people)

Thursday, April 15 Service Project Coordination & Implementation
Thursday, April 22 Service Project Coordination & Implementation
Saturday, April 24 Fish Conservation: The American Eel Project

Group 2 (max 10 people)

Thursday, April 29 Service Project Coordination & Implementation
Saturday, May 1 Ecosystem Monitoring
Thursday, May 20 Invasive Species
Friday, June 11 Community Celebration   

Last updated October 8, 2020