Through the 4-H Climate & Environmental Change Teen Summit (grades 8-12), students of Explore 2000 Middle School were invited to work with Rutgers University scientists to learn about climate change science. Our 8th Graders were then challenged to develop a community service project that applied this new knowledge. Guided by Lauren Norcia and John Ponticorvo, our students met with local environmentalists, college professors, and elected officials of Hudson County to create an informative video highlighting climate change as a major threat to our planet and our lives.
Their video, entitled #StopTheRise, won 2nd Place in the Teen Summit’s Film Festival! They were the only middle school to place! Please click the link below to watch our film. We hope you enjoy.