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2021 Poster - Youth Lead the Way

December 5, 2021 | Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions

This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting.

This project employs youth (ages 16-21) from frontline communities to work in paid positions as purveyors of climate science, develop communication and leadership skills, and engage in timely conversations with members of the public about climate change impacts in their own communities. The youth work in small groups to develop an educational tool based in personal narrative and current climate science as a way to raise public understanding and awareness about local climate impacts. They also act as advisors and colleagues in numerous climate-centric museum exhibit and program development projects. The youth hired also train and participate in the research and evaluation work on this program.


  • Rebecca Riley
    Principal Investigator
    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Imme Huttmann
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Citation


    Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
    Award Number: 2005678
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Climate
    Audience: Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits

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