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Environmental Summer Fellowship for Youth in North, South and Central America

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Academic Level:
High School Students

The ECI fellowship is a free education and action-based course for youth ages 12-18 in North, South, or Central America. Fellows will learn about intersectional environmentalism and leadership, using this education to develop their own independent initiative. The summer fellowship course runs Monday-Thursday, from July 17 to August 3rd.

Weeks 1-2: intersectional environmental education. Examples of topics included in these sessions include environmental racism, water scarcity, and environmental justice. These sessions will be led by the fellowship team, in addition to several guest speakers and panelists from related fields. The ECI fellowship includes many interactive activities, such as debates, discussions, workshops, and more!

Week 3: leadership development. These sessions will include personal workshops with world leaders, the basics of initiative planning, entrepreneurial skills, and how to engage others with your passions. This will create a strong foundation for our fellows as they begin to brainstorm and plan their initiative.

Post-Fellowship: initiative execution and mentoring. Using all of the skills they've learned in this fellowship and with assistance from their own ECI mentor, fellows will generate their own initiative in their local community. More details about the independent initiative are in the FAQ page.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Eco Circle International (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
International Studies
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Urban Planning & Design

Climate Change
Environmental Anthropology
Environmental Biology
Environmental Change
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy
Science Policy

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Page last updated 7/31/2023
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