Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Summer of Science

Enjoy a summer filled with science! Join us Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at our weekly virtual science cafe where you will meet a scientist, learn about their work, and get to ask questions. Open to youth entering grades 7-12 in the Fall; June 24 - August 12. See the attached flyer with the schedule of topics. (Flyer, PDF)

August 12: Bacteria and Backyard Chickens - How Much Salmonella Is There? (Flyer, PDF)
Register here for this event!

Watch all "Summer of Science" recordings on the Teen and Leadership Programs website.

Register online before event

Cloverbuds Connect Challenges

Cloverbud Connects Challenges are issued each Friday and are geared toward youth in grades K-2 (Flyer, PDF). Cloverbuds watch a video that demonstrates an activity and then we challenge you to do the same! Try that activity and record yourself in action and share it back! We're using a password protected system called Flipgrid, only open to those who want in!

So don't delay! The first challenge is out and the second one is lined up and ready to go! Check out this video to learn more! If you're interested in participating, email kimberly.griffin@uvm.edu to sign up and get an access code!

Once you’re in, look for the videos with the yellow star in the top corner – those are the instructional videos and the others are responses. At the top of the screen, just underneath the picture of the kids and the header, on the right side, you’ll see a number the word “Topics” with a down arrow. That number indicates how many different challenges there are and you can get to them by clicking on the arrow.

Feel free to either respond to the videos by clicking on the green response button inside the video you are watching OR you can click on the green button with a plus to add your own video. You can add your own video by then clicking on the white circle with a red camera OR by clicking on the white upload button next to the circle, if you want or record a video using your phone or other device and upload to flipgrid.


Youth Environmental Summit - Save the Date / Submit a workshop Proposal

We are already thinking about the 2020 Youth Environmental Summit!  The Youth Environmental Summit (YES) is an annual event for students in grades 6-12 who want to learn about environmental issues and find ways to take action. Last year we had almost 400 participants register for this event, and we hope to have a great turnout again this year!  This year’s Summit will take place virtually with a kick off on Friday, October 30 -- save the date! While we are sad that we cannot gather for our annual Summit, we have a really cool idea how to bring this day into the virtual world and make sure the sharing, learning, and networking happens!

Will you join us this year and share your work? Workshop presentations will be recorded ahead of time and posted to the YES virtual summit site and should be about 30 minutes long. More details with be available soon. (Please share with others who you think might have a good topic to present.)

We are looking for workshops on a variety of topics and ideas! Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Climate Change - Action steps you can take to make a difference
Renewable Energy - Going green at school / at home, solar projects, wind projects, Green School Challenge
Composting and Waste Management Solutions at School - How to create a school composting systems, how to eliminate milk cartons in school lunches, how to create a zero waste event, how to successfully sort your school trash
Watersheds - Citizen science projects, cleaning up rivers & lakes
Farm to School - Getting local foods into school lunches, school gardens, food systems
Advocacy and Activism - Youth Rally for the Planet, Teens Reaching Youth for the Environment, how to create a youth summit, why youth voice matters
Using Technology for Environmental Action - Creating a video to get out your message, is there an App for that?
Other Topics - Share something that you, your school or organization are doing. How are you making a difference?

To submit a workshop proposal for the 2020 Youth Environmental Summit, click here(Please submit your proposal by August 15 or contact Lauren Traister if you need more time.)

Submit a proposal by August 15

Animal Scoops

August 5 (chickens), 12 (beef/working steer), 19 (sheep), 26 (rabbits) from 9-10:00 a.m.
Join us for 4 interactive and enjoyable animal topic sessions. Activities include trivia, videos and recipes. Join us to share what you know and learn something new. Appropriate for ages 8-18. Check out this flyer to learn more!  To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Wendy Sorrell by June 24, 2020, so we may assist you.  Pre-registration is required. Just click on the following link by the Tuesday before each session and the link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.

Registration is required


Gardening: Eating What We Grow

July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, from 10-11:00 a.m.
Join these fun interactive sessions to explore what plants eat; how to grow and harvest them; soil science, sunshine, recipes, and more! Appropriate for ages 8-18. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Liz Kenton so we may assist you. Register here.

Registration is required

Askable Adult Training

Training Session #1 - August 18 & 20, 10-11:30 a.m.  – This session is full.
Training Session #2 – August 25 & 27, 6:30-8p.m. – Register here.
This training is designed for adults who are interested in becoming more “askable” and supportive for the children and youth in their lives. Join this training if you are seeking to enhance skills that will enable you to have strong, trusting, and affirming relationships, communicate more effectively, strengthen connections, and be a valuable resource for the young people in your life.  To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Allison Smith at 802-651-8343 or 800-571-0668 so we may assist you. (Flyer, PDF)

Registration is required

QuaranTeen Time

Each week a different topic of interest to teens will be presented - it's a great way to learn something new and connect with other teens! Stay tuned as we post more topics. Open to all youth in grades 7-12.

Watch all "QuaranTeen Time" recordings on the Teen and Leadership Programs website.

Registration is required

Natural Resources Management Academy

Are you a youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall who is interested in the environment and ready to explore, in-depth, your passion for Vermont’s natural resources? Learn about a variety of topics from natural resource professionals with daily presentations and at-home activities for those that want to do more. Earn a NRMA certificate by attending all 5 days! See the attached flyer for a list of presenters. (Flyer, PDF

Watch all "Natural Resources Management Academy" recordings on the Teen and Leadership Programs website.

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