- Jun 23 - 28 2024
- All Day
2024 Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress
Learning Tools To Address Environmental Change And Conservation Challenges
Join students from across the country to discuss climate adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Climate Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC) is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.
NYCALC is a federal and non-governmental collaborative that invites native communities to work together to address conservation challenges in a changing environment. NYCALC provides training in leadership principles, STEM, conservation, and outdoor skills for the next generation of native leaders (rising high-school seniors) and their communities. The one-week, on-site Congress utilizes open space technology to allow students to create a personalized action plan each year that is relevant to current issues. A mini-grant program provides students with resources for implementing lessons learned once they return to their communities with the goal of empowering communities to address social change and conservation priorities.