Clarkstown Solar Field YCA 2023

Solar Field Tour

Dominican University Tour YCA 2023

Dominican University

Community Needs Assessment YCA 2023

Community Needs Assessment & Service Project Planning

Eileen Fisher Waste No More

Sustainable Fashion: Eileen Fisher Factory Tour


4-H Youth for Climate Action: Registration Deadline

  • Monday, December 18, 2023, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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, university, creeks, and more!
  • Design, create, and implement a service project centered on climate change
  • Connect with peers and community leaders


High School Students (Grades 9-11) who live in or attend school in Rockland County. We are especially looking for youth who work well in a team, are passionate about climate change issues, and are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.


CCE Rockland and various sites in Rockland County and surrounding areas.

2023 - 2024 Tentative Program Schedule:

Date and Time Topic Description Location
Thurs. Dec. 21
6pm - 7pm
Orientation Program overview and team-building Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland (CCER), Stony Point
Thurs. Jan. 4
6pm - 8pm
Global Climate Change Documentary screening and discussion CCER
Thurs. Jan. 11
6pm - 7:30pm
Local Climate Action Connect with local environmental leaders CCER
Thurs. Feb. 8
6pm - 7:30pm
Communication Skills and Public Presentations Learn how to develop, organize, and deliver an effective public presentation CCER
Thurs. Feb. 15
Service Project Planning Conduct a community needs assessment, brainstorm project ideas, and divide into groups to create service projects CCER
Tues. Feb. 20
10:30am - 11:30am
Sustainable Fashion Eileen Fisher Waste No More Factory Tour Irvington, NY
Thurs. Feb. 29
6pm - 8pm
Public Presentations: Sharing with Peers Give a 5 -10 min. presentation on a climate change topic (members can work in teams) CCER
Sat. Mar. 2 (Optional)
9am - 12pm
4-H Public Presentation Event Present in front of trained evaluators to receive feedback and enhance your skills CCER
Thurs. Mar. 14
6pm - 7:30pm
Service Project Coordination Meet with community partners for project advice Virtual
Thurs. Mar. 21
6pm - 7:30pm
Dominican University Tour Meet with students, faculty, and staff to learn about the college experience and Dominican's new Environmental Studies Major Dominican University, Orangeburg, NY
Thurs., Apr. 10 & 11, 4:15pm - (approx.) 6:15pm The American Eel Project Help the DEC monitor glass eels in Minisceongo Creek West Haverstraw, NY
Thurs. Apr. 18
5pm - 6pm
Solar Field Tour Learn how Clarkstown is using a landfill to support clean energy Clarkstown, NY
Thurs. May 2
6pm - 7:30pm
Composting/Waste Management Learn how Rockland Green composts and manages waste Clarkstown or Hillburn, NY
Thurs. May 23
6pm - 7:30pm
Service Project Review & Presentations Create a group presentation to share your service project with the community CCER
Thurs. May 30
5pm - 7pm
Community Celebration Celebrate the year with family, friends, and community members TBD


$175 ($150 for returning members). Financial assistance is available.

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Last updated November 9, 2023