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 2022 - June 2023

How to Apply - Stay Tuned for the 2022-2023 Application!

  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

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 June 9, 2022