Solar Fields

Visiting the Clarkstown Solar Fields

Hudson River Eel Project

Counting eels with the Hudson River Eel Project at Minisceongo Creek

Cleaning the Pascack Brook with Keep Rockland Beautiful

Cleaning up the Pascack Brook with Keep Rockland Beautiful

Members planting White Pine seedlings in Kakiat Park

Planting White Pine seedlings in Kakiat Park

Invasive Species

Learning about invasive species and the impact of climate change in Kakiat Park

Youth for Climate Action

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.

What is the Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action Program?

Youth for Climate Action gives high school students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to address climate change in Rockland County. After a series of interactive sessions, trips, and connections with local organizations, members work together to create and implement service projects to address climate concerns and promote positive change.

Through this program, participants:

  • Explore climate change issues on a global and local scale through demonstrations, talks and community science projects
  • Visit local sites including a solar field, parks, 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) who live in or attend school in Rockland County.

Where: 

Various sites in Rockland County and surrounding areas.

When: 

Designated Thursday evenings and Saturdays, December 16, 2021 - June 10, 2022

View the 2021-2022 Tentative Schedule

How to Apply (Applications for 2021-2022 have closed)

  1. Apply online
  2. Ask your reference (adult, non-family member) to complete the online reference questionnaire and/or submit a letter of recommendation
  3. Participate in a half-hour interview

Learn more about the 2020-2021 Youth for Climate Action Program through our Association Newsletters:

February 2021: Youth Explore Global & Local Impacts of Climate Change

March 2021: Youth for Climate Action Members Explore Solar Energy, Community Science, and Plastics

April 2021: Youth for Climate Action Prepare for Change

May 2021: Youth for Climate Action Monitor Eels with the Hudson River Eel Project; YCA Participants Help Keep Rockland Beautiful

June 2021: Youth for Climate Action Coordinates Cleanups and Invasive Plant Removal

July 2021: YCA Youth Identify Invasive Species in Kakiat Park; YCA Members Share Experiences at Community Celebration; YCA Members Plant Trees to Address Climate Change… and Seek Information about Theft

View the 2021 Youth for Climate Action Presentations:

Kakiat Park Tree Planting

Nyack Memorial Park Cleanup

Pascack Brook Cleanup

New! Nurturing Nature Knowledge Gold Award Education Program Booklet

Created by Youth for Climate Action Member and Girl Scout, Molly McGarity, this booklet encourages youth of all ages and experience levels to explore the natural environment and take action on issues they are passionate about.

View the Nurturing Nature Knowledge Gold Award Education Program Booklet

Last updated December 21, 2021