Climate Action Lab

SYNOPSIS

The Climate Action Lab is a FREE 10-day summer training program held by The CLEO Institute. It looks to educate Florida high school students on climate science and empower them to take action by exposing them to experts and professionals in the field of climate science, equity, and civic leadership. Through project-based learning, students learn skills such as storytelling, advocacy, and effective communication. During the Climate Action Lab, students effectively transform into catalysts of change.

CAL is an integral component of our Climate Resilient Schools program, as Climate Leadership Information Program (CLIP) students join CAL, and vice versa.

Enrollment for the 2021 summer program is has closed.

Please check back later to see when registrations reopens again.

AUDIENCE

Florida High School Students

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

  • Understand the science, impacts, and solutions of climate change in your own community and around the world.
  • Become a certified Climate Speaker.
  • Acquire the resources and knowledge needed to mobilize online and contribute to the movement.
  • Creatively express your climate story.

You will hear from experts across the fields of climate science, resilience, design, communication, and research who will provide baseline knowledge of climate science, seriousness, and solutions.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & TOPICS YOU WILL COVER

July 6 – July 23, 2021

EDUCATION

  • Climate Change 101
  • Pivotal Moments in Climate History and Social Movements
  • Energy
  • Public Health
  • Extreme Weather
  • Environmental Justice and Community Resilience/Disparities
  • Sea Level Rise
  • National Parks
  • Green & Blue Infrastructure
  • Food Issues
  • Imagining the future

COMMUNICATION

  • Climate Change 101
  • Pivotal Moments in Climate History and Social Movements
  • Energy
  • Storytelling Workshop and Media Project
  • Civics & Local Government 101
  • Interacting with Elected Officials
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Climate Communicators
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Identifying and Responding to False Claims

MOBALIZATION

  • Learning from the past
  • The Youth Climate Movement
  • Climate Policies
  • Advocacy 101/Finding Your Role in the Movement
  • Role of Companies/Banks
  • Writing to Elected Officials
  • Petitions/Online Opportunities
  • Power of Social Media

LEARN MORE ABOUT LAST YEAR’S PROGRAM: CLIMATE ACTION LAB 2020

For questions regarding CAL please email our Program Manager, Julieta Rodrigo, at julieta@cleoinstitute.org

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