Urban Climate Action Network: Youth Leadership Conference

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Urban Climate Action Network: Youth Leadership Conference

Time: July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD
Website or Map: http://www.aqua.org/ucan
Event Type: youth, climate, change, leadership, conference
Organized By: Emily Peters
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2018

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Is your city experiencing the effects of extreme weather? Flooding? Poor air quality? A lack of green spaces? Though these issues are diverse, climate change science can help us understand and address them all.

The Urban Climate Action Network (UCAN) is a new, national climate change youth corps that empowers teens concerned about climate change within their communities to take action, connect with peers in other cities to discuss environmental, social, and economic challenges and, ultimately, to create better places to live, work and play.

WHO: Teams made up of five high-school-aged youth in grades 9 through 12 from within the continental U.S. Each team must be sponsored by a qualified community organization and will work under the supervision of a dedicated adult leader affiliated with that organization.

WHEN: Selected teams will have three years to create and execute climate action plans.The 2019 UCAN Conference will take place Monday through Friday, July 15-19, 2019.
Applications are due by Friday, January 11, 2019.

WHERE: National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

COST: Selected teams will receive complimentary airfare or ground transportation, lodging, food and conference activities from the National Aquarium.

Ready to make a big change in your community? For more information, visit www.aqua.org/ucan

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