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Empowering youth in frontline communities through climate data

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Funding Year: 2023

While data on environmental conditions, such as air quality, temperature and traffic patterns can provide insight on how communities experience climate change, frontline communities often lack access to such data. In partnership with Climate Resilient Communities, a community-based organization, this project will conduct out-of-school learning experiences to equip cohorts of youth with the skills to map environmental impacts and disseminate these maps, fostering collective awareness and advocacy. The researchers also aim to design a toolkit with curriculum, technology, and social support to position youth as changemakers who can leverage environmental data to inform their communities.

Learn more about the Environmental Venture Projects grant program and other funded projects.

Principal Investigators:

Victor Lee (Education)

Nicole Ardoin (Education)

Jenny Suckale (Geophysics)