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Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp 2016

Overview

This video series from the NPS Climate Change response Program gives an overview of the Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp events in Cape Cod National Seashore and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In 2016, the National Park Service partnered with No Barriers Youth to bring local high school students to these two sites to learn about climate change impacts and how the parks are responding.

Find out how these parks connected with and inspired these high school students to spread the message and science of climate change effects to other students and their communities.

Watch the Videos

Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp

A video overview of the novel 2016 Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp. This video showcases a new approach to teaching climate change impacts and responses to grade school and high school students.

Every Kid in a Park:Cape Cod

In the spring of 2016, the Climate Change Response Program partnered with No Barriers Youth to provide the inaugural Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp. Held at Cape Cod National Seashore, this program brought 23 high school students from Lexington, MA to the seashore for three days and two nights to learn about the impacts climate change is causing and the steps the NPS is taking to respond. On the third day, the high school students invited a local 4th grade class to be taught by their newly minted high school student teachers.

Follow along for this wonderful new program, and see some of the new and novel ways we communicate climate change with our nation’s students.

Every Kid in a Park: Indiana Dunes

In the spring of 2016, the Climate Change Response Program partnered with No Barriers Youth to provide the inaugural Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp. Held at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, this program brought 17 high school students from Chicago to the lakeshore for three days and two nights to learn about the impacts climate change is causing and the steps the NPS is taking to respond. On the third day, the high school students invited a local 4th grade class to be taught by their newly minted high school student teachers.

Follow along for this wonderful new program, and see some of the new and novel ways we communicate climate change with our nation’s students.

Every Kid in a Park: Student Diary – Brian

The Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp is a new approach to climate change communication developed by the Climate Change Response Program in partnership with No Barriers Youth. Join us as we see the experience of this program through the eyes of one of the students who participated in this new and dynamic program.

At Cape Cod, a local high school senior, Brian, takes us through his experiences in the program, and gives us a student’s eye view of empowering the next generation to act on and understand the issues of climate change.

Every Kid in a Park: Student Diary – Abigail

The Every Kid in a Park: Climate Change Boot Camp is a new approach to climate change communication developed by the Climate Change Response Program in partnership with No Barriers Youth. Join us as we see the experience of this program through the eyes of one of the students who participated in this new and dynamic program.

At Indiana Dunes, a local high school senior, Abigail, takes us through her experiences in the program, and gives us a student’s eye view of empowering the next generation to act on and understand the issues of climate change.

Additional Information

View the entire NPS Climate Change Response Program Every Kid in a Park video series on YouTube

View the full range of topics covered by the NPS Climate Change Response Program

Reflection

  • Does your park have a youth outreach program?
  • The NPS has many programs that connect young people to natural and cultural resources. Find out more about them on the Youth Programs CLP Landing Page.

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