The Climate Ambassador Program is an initiative to educate, engage and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat climate change. The Program is intended for students in grades 9-12 who would like to develop a better understanding of climate change, learn how to communicate effectively about climate issues, and learn what actions can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change. Selected students will participate in sessions, where they will learn about and discuss a variety of climate-related subjects, including local and global climate causes and impacts, carbon reduction strategies, resiliency planning, and equity considerations. Students will have a chance to show off their creativity with a small project demonstrating how they can have a personal impact on climate change within their communities.
Who is Eligible?
Students enrolled in Cape and Islands schools in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply for the Cape Cod Commission's Climate Ambassador program. No prior climate education or experience is required!
How to Apply
Interested students will need to submit an online application and upload a reference letter from a teacher or guidance counselor that highlights why they should be considered for the program. As part of the application, students will be asked to share why they are interested in climate change and what they hope to learn or accomplish as a Climate Ambassador. Please note that only completed applications will be considered. This includes completing the reference letter and photo release uploads.
Applications are due by midnight on Friday, December 22, 2023. Applicants will be notified regarding program selection by Friday, January 12th.
2024 Meeting Schedule
All meetings will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In person meetings will take place at various locations in the Mid-Cape area and will not include a virtual participation option.
- Wednesday, January 17 (in person)
- Wednesday, January 31 (in person)
- Wednesday, February 14 (virtual)
- Wednesday, February 28 (in person)
- Wednesday, March 20 (virtual)
- Wednesday, April 10 (virtual)
- Wednesday, April 24 (in person)
- Wednesday, May 8 (in person)
Please note that meeting dates and times are subject to change, any changes will be communicated with the Ambassador group as far in advance as possible.
Climate Ambassadors are expected to:
- Commit to attend all meetings
- Actively participate in respectful and constructive dialogue with other participants
- Participate with the use of video during virtual meetings
- Come prepared, having reviewed the provided resources in advance of meetings
- Share your program experience with recommending teacher and peers!
Please Note: The Climate Ambassador Program is designed for a small group of students in grades 9-12. Selection will be based on regional geographical distribution, grade level distribution, and quality of written response and reference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
About the Program
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