Our Planet, Our Voices, Our Future

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Our Planet, Our Voices, Our Future: Climate Change Policy Course for High School students

As an existential threat, climate change is a crisis for all of us—but it disproportionately affects some more than others. In this course, participants will look at how climate change poses increasing challenges not just for our environment but also for social equity.

This interdisciplinary course will allow participants to play the role of both environmental policy maker and social activist to understand, communicate, and respond to concerns about how climate change is affecting communities across New York City. Through the use of data science methodologies, field-based techniques, and collaboration with scientists and policy experts, participants will confront climate change as a multifaceted challenge and drive climate action through information science and policy work.

This program will meet once a week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from January 31, 2023 to May 31, 2023 from 4:30-6:30pm. Our Planet, Our Voices, Our Future is primarily a weekday course but includes some Saturday sessions that will be for field trips and presentations.

Two Options:
Tuesdays: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Weekday Dates Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30
Saturday Trip dates 10am - 3pm Apr 1 (Sat), Apr 15 (Sat), May 6 (Sat), June 3 (Sat)

Wednesdays: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Weekday Dates Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31,
Saturday Trip dates 10am - 3pm Apr 1 (Sat), Apr 15 (Sat), May 6 (Sat), June 3 (Sat)

The deadline to apply is Wednesday January 18, 2023 at midnight. To apply click here

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