The New Leaders Initiative offers innovative youth programming across the United States, with the goal of engaging, growing, and supporting environmental and social justiceyouth activists so that they can reach the highest version of themselves. The flagship event of the New Leaders Initiative is the Brower Youth Awards, which recognize outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. Each year six young people based in North America are awarded a cash prize of $3,000. The public ceremony and national award is hosted by the New Leaders Initiative and presented by Earth Island Institute. On the night of the award ceremony, winners tell their inspiring stories in short documentary videos. They also deliver an acceptance speech about their project or campaign. Leading up to the award ceremony, the New Leaders Initiative provides a weeklong forum that includes mentorship, training, visioning, networking, and career coaching to build skills and capacity to effect change.
At the Field Museum in Chicago, children and adults can explore plants and animals, world cultures, earth science, and more. One of the favorite attractions is Máximo, the world’s largestdinosaur. Students can get to know Máximo by striking up a conversation through online chat or text message.
As protests over George Floyd’s death continue across the country, Black Lives Matter (BLM) at School offers a new, freecurriculum resource guide for K–12 teachers, covering racism, social justice, and diversity.
To celebrate 50 years of Earth Day, Project WET has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Project WILD to launch a freeonline professional learning opportunity on climate topics on March 23, 2020.