Sophomores Can Apply for the Fall 2021 Student Climate Change Institute by Sept. 28, 2021
August 18th, 2021
September 9, 2021 Update: A previous issue with the application links listed below has been corrected.
The Howard County Conservancy, HCPSS, and the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability welcome 10th grade students to apply for their free Student Climate Change Institute. Participating students will hear lectures from climate experts on topics exploring how climate change can impact public health, how environmental policy is made and more. Participants will also work with experts and fellow students to consider solutions to global climate issues, and grow as ambassadors to form initiatives in schools and communities against climate change. Students will participate in eight weekly sessions during the fall and will meet monthly during the spring to implement action projects.
Sessions will take place on the following Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. and will be held online except where indicated:
- October 19 – in-person session at the Howard County Conservancy (5-7 p.m.)
- October 26
- November 2
- November 9
- November 16
- November 30
- December 7
- December 14 – in-person session at the Howard County Conservancy
Three sophomore students per high school will be chosen to participate and must commit to attending all sessions. Students must complete and submit all portions of the application for their school by 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021:
- Homewood Center
- Long Reach
- Marriotts Ridge
- Mt. Hebron
- Oakland Mills
- River Hill
- Wilde Lake
The institute is presented in collaboration with Howard County Office of Community Sustainability, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Maryland Extension.