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Climate-Conscious NC. The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science is looking for young adults (high school level to graduate students) to participate in Climate Conscious NC. Climate Conscious NC explores the science and lived experiences of people living in rural and urban areas across our state, particularly with a lens toward knowledge co-creation and understanding climate change. Click here to learn more and sign up for this free event series.
Imagine Durham 2100 is a community-based, collaborative project that teaches young adults to build environmental and climate literacy skills while giving voice to their ideas and concerns about the future. Participants co-design resilience and sustainability action plans, then collaborate with the NC Museum of Life and Science to develop sustainability programs. This is a week-long program that includes three virtual sessions plus individual project time. Participants receive toolkits to aid their scientific research. Click here to learn more, and contact Max Cawley with questions.
Elementary schools across North Carolina are participating in Family Code Night. Family Code Night has been recognized with an invitation to the White House and will be featured on the front page of the New York Times. Hosting a Family Code Night is within the capability of nearly any school, no coding experience is required, and all needed materials are provided. It is an ideal step any school can take to advance K-5 family engagement and computer science learning. NC STEM is one of the lead partners in the Family Code Night effort in North Carolina. Click here for more details. Principals and educators – don’t be left out! Visit NCNights.org, download the Event Kit, schedule a Family Code Night for April or May, and put your school on “The Map”!