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Kids Climate Summit 2021: Focus on the Community

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Climate-Related
Events

Looking for events that have a climate bent? Try some of these! 

Climate Related
Activities

Looking to learn more about climate related topics?  Or to engage is some long term climate related activities that you can do on your own? Here are some great places to start:  

The NASA has an excellent intro to climate change available online - Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. It is easy to read and digest. A great place to start an exploration of climate change

The Illinois Environmental Council has a Lunch and Learn program. They have almost 50 hour long lectures on different topics related to climate and the environment, from Electric Vehicles to Bobcats to Toxics in the Environment.  And they add more all the time.

IEC Lunch & Learn

The Climate Reality Project has an action guide:  What Can You Do?  Your Guide to Climate Action in 2020.

The Chicago Botantical Gardens brings us Budburst, which brings researchers, educators, gardeners, and community members together, on a community science project to uncover the stories of plants and animals affected by human impacts on the environment.

Budburst

The One Earth Film Festival accepts work from kids as young as 9! And they have lots of training courses available for young film-makers that require only a phone as camera!

Young Filmmakers Contest

They have a mini film festival scheduled for April 19 - 25.

They also have an archive of previous films you can stream online! 

Search the archives

The Peggy Notebaert Museum in Chicago has a Sustainability at Home Wonder Workbook to explore recycling, water conservation, and more with your young scientist.

Download the Sustainability Workbook

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has put a website that might be of interested to those looking for actions they can take to make a difference:  Realistic Ways You Can Combat Climate Change, Today. 

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