Learn. Investigate. Take action.
Teen Climate Communicators are Anchorage-area 9-12th grade students interested in learning and communicating about climate change. Building on the success of past teen climate programs, the Anchorage Museum’s new Teen Climate Communicators provides teens the opportunity to use museum artwork, objects, and resources to investigate and discuss climate change.
Teens will work with like-minded peers who want to take action on and communicate about climate change. Over the course of a four-month session, teens work with museum staff to develop a teen-driven project that raises climate change awareness. Activities may include writing an article, hosting a gallery talk, developing a digital resource, or creating artwork. In addition to developing a teen project, teens receive volunteer hours and a climate communicator certificate.
"Climate change in the past has always meant something I couldn't change. Now it's starting to feel like something I have a shot at fixing."
Teen Climate Communicators gather for fall, spring and summer sessions, each focusing on different themes related to climate change. Teens apply for and commit to each four-month session. Weekly meetings alternate between in-person and virtual, and teens are expected to complete some work outside of regular meetings. Teens can participate in multiple sessions.
- Collaborate with like-minded teens on a project to increase climate change awareness
- Learn from museum professionals and guest presenters
- Engage with museum artwork, objects, and resources beyond what the general public experiences
- Gain experience communicating about and taking action on climate change issues
- Earn volunteer hours
- Receive a certificate of completion and add this experience to your resume and portfolio
- Be empowered to be climate leaders and make positive change