CCEDC’s Environment and Energy Program staff work to educate youth of all ages about the environment and provide them with opportunities to get outside to have fun in nature, and undertake hands-on activities to improve the environment in their own backyard.
We work on the following projects throughout the year:
The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s (CCEDC) No Child Left Inside program is to train teens to be environmental leaders, work with them to teach their peers and younger youth about the environment, and raise awareness about the environment and the importance of getting youth outdoors in their community. The youth, who have been hired by CCEDC to be youth environmental educators, not only receive training in environmental issues, but also leadership and communication skills.
For more information about the Dutchess No Child Left Inside Program check out the youth environmental educators’ tumblr blog at http://ncli.tumblr.com, check out our brochure , or contact Carolyn at 845-677-8223, ext. 135.
Funding for the 2012-2014 program has been made available by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Funding for the 2014 – 2015 has been made available by the Dutchess County Agency Partnership Program.
Applications are due June 16th.
For more information download an application or contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.