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Teen environmental leadership program accepting applications

Vermont students interested in teaching younger kids about environmental topics are invited to apply for the Teens Reaching Out for the Environment program through the University of Vermont Extension. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 8.The application is available for download at uvm.edu/extension/youth.

The program is for students in grades 7-12 interested in receiving training and teaching groups of younger students about one of five possible subject areas: energy, climate change through waste solutions, forests and trees, food systems and water. Teaching occurs at in-school and after-school programs, vacation camps and youth groups, among other options.

The program is designed to help teens hone their leadership, communication and problem-solving skills as well as increase knowledge of Vermont environmental issues.

More information is available by calling Lauren Traister at (866) 260-5603, ext. 402.