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WIlson's Climate Change Reflections 3/18/22

by Joel Barkan

Pages 2 and 3 of 16

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Ocean Discovery Institute:
Young Lives Transformed Through Science
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To inspire the next generation of science leaders, Ocean Discovery Institute creates learning experiences for young people traditionally excluded from science due to race, income status, and educational opportunity. Our students will join high-paying fields, break generational poverty, and change the future of science.

Our In-School Programs provide early, continued exposure to science for all Kinder through 8th grade City Heights students in the Hoover High Cluster. The program design uses ocean science as a platform to spark interest in science and empower students to make a difference. Students come away with the belief that science is something they can do and that a scientist is someone they can be.
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7th Grade Reflections
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This book is meant to capture and amplify the voices of 7th grade students participating in the Ocean Discovery In-School Program.

During their experience, students learn about the causes of climate change and its impacts on both a global and local scale. They learn that their own community of City Heights contributes to climate change and that communities like their own can experience severe impacts.

Students reflect on the idea that while it is important for all people to work together to solve climate change, we can all contribute in our own unique way, and create empathy by sharing their personal perspectives and experiences.

And so the students created the reflections found in this book. They shared thoughts on how climate change is impacting them, their communities, and how we can help reduce climate change.

Through this experience, the students’ voices give them power as they tell their own stories.