CALDWELL, NJ - When students can apply what they learn in school to real-world situations, it helps drives a lesson home. For nine students from Grover Cleveland Middle School (GCMS), Caldwell, the 4-H Rutgers Global Climate & Environmental Change Teen Summit will do just that, exposing the students to a variety of climate change scenarios and situations, asking for their advice and suggestions.
On Dec. 12, 2013, and March 27, 2014, students in grades 8-12 will work with Rutgers University scientists to learn about climate change science and to develop community service projects that apply their climate change knowledge in their local communities.
This year, nine students from Grover Cleveland Middle School, Caldwell, are participating in the program, hoping to instill change both at home and beyond. The 2013-2014 Grover Cleveland Middle School 4-H Rutgers Global Climate & Environmental Change Teen Summit Team includes (right to left) Juan Riestra, Alex Rosa, Olivia Carracara, Ian Robson, Kelly Chang, Megan Norton, Jack Payne, Emma Ogando, and Diana Riestra.
These students will be competing with many other teams from around the state to develop, implement, and video a school or community project that addresses climate change.