The Smithsonian Science Education Center is looking for high school students, ages 14-19, to serve on a global Youth Ambassador Team dedicated to working towards a more sustainable future. Part of the Network for Emergent Socio-Scientific Thinking (NESST), young people on this team will be key advisors, collaborators, and implementors of NESST work, and contribute to activities such as:
Connection with youth around the world and other professionals to learn about complex global topics like those found in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Development of content that will be showcased virtually at events like COP28, Smithsonian Speaker Series, and other public-facing programs.
Leadership opportunities to take action in your own local community.
Opportunities for mentorship from scientists, professionals, educators, and researchers in a variety of fields.
You can help us to share this hopeful vision of the future and engage others in the movement. A few hours a month can make a big difference. We hope you will join us to set in motion a growing global network of young people and professionals working together to make the world a better and more sustainable place! If you are interested in being part of this year-long virtual Smithsonian Science Education Center Youth Ambassador Program, Applications will be available on this page in August 2024.
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