Students This Summer, Learn How to Make a Difference
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Sierra Club training will give students the skills to become the next generation's environmental leaders.
Have you ever seen an environmental problem in your neighborhood or on your campus, but you werent sure what you could do about it? Do you hear about problems like global warming and unsafe air or water, and wish you could be a part of the solution?
Every year, the Sierra Student Coalition, the student-run arm of the Sierra Club, runs a series of week-long summer programs for environmentally-minded high school and college students. The programs are planned and run by students, and have, for over a decade, been building a new generation of environmental leaders. While there, you will meet people from across the country who share a common love for the environment and new ideas for how to make things better.
The programs combine rustic settings and outdoor activities with intense training on how to plan and run environmental campaigns, communicate effectively about the environment, and build school or campus environmental groups. Guest speakers provide new insights into the problems facing our planet and how all of us can get involved to solve them.
Many participants have gone on to lead their student environmental groups and Sierra Club Chapters to new levels of organizing and effectiveness.
The programs cost $180. Scholarships are available. Special Group Rate: $480 for 4 people/$420 for 3 people.
Applications will be accepted until April 15 or until the programs are full. Space is limited to 30 students per training session.Get more information at www.ssc.org or by calling 1-888-JOIN-SSC.
2006 Student Summer Training Program dates and locations:
August 13-20 Northeast Student Summer Program: Raccoon Creek State Park, near Pittsburgh, PA
June 18-25 Southeast: William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC
June 25-July 2 North Central/Plains Region Student Summer Program: St. Croix State Park, near Minneapolis, MN
July 9-16 Southwest Student Summer Program: Hualapai Mountain Park, near Flagstaff, AZ
July 16-23 Northwest Student Summer Program: Lewis and Clark State Park, near Seattle, WA
July 24-30 Environmental Justice Student Summer Program: near Los Angeles, CA
Puerto Rico Student Summer Program: Dates TBA: Para más información, por favor visitáis www.ssc.org. (native Spanish-speakers only, please)
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