This year will be our Climate Change Challenge 2.0 where we encourage young adults to look at their local surroundings in the context of climate change. We want to create a platform to host engagements between climate change experts (scientists, activists, social entrepreneurs among many) with young students. We hope this forum to inspire and empower the youth to engage with their immediate surroundings, evaluate and predict the impact of climate change in present or in coming future, and become advocates in the fight against climate change. We want them to become changemakers through art, research and technology development.
Below is an overview of Climate Change Challenge 2.0:
Target audience: Class 8-12th and teachers teaching art, language, social science, math and science
The Climate Change Challenge is active now. Send us your entries here.
Speaker details: Dr Geetha Ramaswami, Nature Conservation Foundation
We have initiated a challenge for high school students (grade 9-12) to identify impacts of climate change in their local surroundings, and ideate solutions to combat them. We partnered with KV Rao Scientific Society’s SPARK Innovation Awards to widen the reach of the challenge to the 5 states of southern India. Of the 50 plus entries that we received, 10 were invited to Hyderabad to present their ideas to judges from different institutes of Hyderabad, in addition to our scientists – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and Suno India podcast makers.