CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Climate Change Mitigation in Monteverde, Costa Rica

    CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Climate Change Mitigation in Monteverde, Costa Rica


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
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    High school students who attend this 3-week CIEE Global Navigator program in Costa Rica will learn about the science of greenhouse gas emissions to help tackle one of the greatest challenges facing society today: climate change. Combine knowledge, skills, and creativity into a proposal for carbon-neutrality.

    Unite with other impassioned high school students as a participant in Climate Change Mitigation and jumpstart your carbon-smart future.

    Are you excited by big challenges? Do you want to help the environment by curbing climate change? And are you looking for a way to put sustainability ideas into practice? Here is your chance to make friends and take action as a member of our select group of changemakers in the Climate Change Mitigation program. The fun and activities unfold over a 3-week session on our campus on the very edge of the Monteverde cloud forest. And although 3 weeks flies by, the positive changes are forever, for both the Earth and you.

    In the Climate Change Mitigation program, you’ll be immersed in the simplicity of farm life in a remote and rural setting as you learn the high-tech science of carbon and climate change. While you’ll spend part of your days in activities like milking cows and gathering eggs, you’ll also delve into the science of tropical forest ecology, reforestation, and climate-smart farming. Armed with these fundamentals, you and other members of the group will engage in a think tank exercise to make proposals toward the goal of enhancing carbon uptake while increasing biodiversity and sustainability. Your ideas will be founded on a healthy dose of science and will be limited only by creativity and imagination!

    With mentoring from staff, your ideas will be transformed into project blueprints for actions. For the final week, you and your team will dedicate their efforts to carrying out projects that lower emissions, promote biodiversity, and make the world a little carbon-smarter.

    "We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable."– Greta Thunberg, UN Youth Climate Summit, New York City, 21 September 2019

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