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

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)

Where: 

Various sites in Rockland County and surrounding areas.

When: 

Typically Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, December - June

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

2021-2022 Application and Dates will be released soon!

Last updated August 4, 2021