Educational Programs, Opportunities and Competitions for Students


Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm @John Jay High School, Cross River, NY. TEDtalk screening followed by panel discussion. See flyer for further details. FREE, Open to ALL students, $5 suggested donation for adults. Register via email to (include name, school, grade, and adviser's name).



Saturday, September 20 at 9:30AM, MLK Educational Campus 122 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC


Workshops and Programs

  • Student Climate Change and Conservation Conference: One century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt articulated a vision for a global conservation corps that would reach and motivate every corner of society – a call renewed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The U.S. Green School Fellows program is intended to realize his vision. Student and faculty leaders, nominated by their schools for outstanding environmental leadership, are selected to become U.S. Green School Fellows and participate in this annual five-day Congress located at the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). The Green Schools Alliance (GSA) and NCTC have partnered to create this important program to empower outstanding student environmental leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to become global leaders in their own community. Watch for 2015 applications later in the year.
  • The Youth Council for Sustainable Science and Technology provides a forum for youth—the heirs to today's environmental practices—to participate in national and international sustainability efforts and discussions.  Formed in cooperation with The UN Foundation, and endorsed by multiple non-governmental organizations, the Youth Council aims to take a longer-term view of sustainable development, and to generate energy and novel ideas in education and outreach. Your membership is crucial to the building of grassroots efforts that will influence curriculum and ultimately lead to the incorporation of sustainability concepts in all research. Through our efforts we can foster graduates that understand the concepts of sustainability, embrace them, and bring them to all future endeavors. Students can become an active participant by emailing or for more information.
  • Sustainable Summer provides summer adventures in sustainability for students age 15 to 18. Travel to Ecuador with this summer and explore concepts such as organic farming and sustainable development through a unique program that combines adventure travel, cultural immersion, and environmental education. Learn more at


    Young Reporters for the Environment USA competition Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international program that engages youth in environmental journalism in more than 25 countries. In the United States, YRE is hosted by the National Wildlife Federation; the program is coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) worldwide. The YRE USA competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18, and 2015's submission deadline is yet to be announced. For entry applications and more information:

    Stockholm Junior Water Competition (SIWI) - In all participating countries, SIWI co-operates with a national organization that arranges a national Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. If you are interested in taking part in a national competition, please contact your national organiser. 

    Igniting Creative Energy Challenge - The annual Challenge is an incentive based educational opportunity for K-12 students and teachers throughout the U.S. and much of Canada. Students are asked to use their creative energy to develop entries in the categories of Visual Arts and Music, Science and Technology, and Language Arts. Entries are to relate to the theme "Igniting Creative Energy" and demonstrate character building as it applies to wise energy choices and environmental stewardship. The entries are also to demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family or group can do to make a difference in their home or community.

Summer Opportunities


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