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Students strike for climate on the Olympic Peninsula

Joining a round-the-world movement started by Greta Thunberg, students on the Olympic Peninsula walked out of classes to call attention to the greatest challenge to their future.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/port-angeles-students-take-part-in-climate-protest/

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/port-townsend-students-strike-for-change/

Students at Port Angeles High School
Students from Port Townsend High School

Middle school video contest

For middle school parents and teachers on the North Olympic Peninsula:

To supplement the national contest described below, Olympic Climate Action is offering a $50 cash prize for the best short (30-120 seconds) video on climate change submitted by a middle-school student on the North Olympic Peninsula.  Rules:

·         Entries must have been submitted to the national contest described below.

·         After entry in the national contest, entries should be submitted by the students’ teachers, to olyclimate@gmail.com, by March 21, 2014, along with parental consent forms.  The same parental consent form used by the EPA will work, substituting OCA for EPA.

·         OCA will generally follow the same procedures as the national contest, including the right to publish, use, duplicate, disclose, exhibit, or display any video entry submitted.

·         If multiple students worked on the prize-winning video, the amount awarded may exceed $50, at the discretion of Olympic Climate Action.

·         Decisions by Olympic Climate Action will be final, and if none of the videos submitted is deemed to be of sufficient quality, no prize may be awarded.

National Climate Change Video Contest

The EPA and National Environmental Education Foundation have launched a new video contest that asks middle school students to produce a short video about why they care about climate change and what they are doing about it.  Deadline March 18.  http://epa.gov/climatestudents/contest.html

 

Photos from Plant-for-the-Planet

Here are some images from Presidents Day week 2014, when Mike, Zoe, and Stella Foster came to the Olympic Peninsula as climate ambassadors, visiting schools and planting trees and shrubs.

Link to video:  “Here’s a worm”

Academic counselor Jamie Briggs and OCA volunteer Jim Waddell help with the planting

Academic counselor Jamie Briggs and OCA volunteer Jim Waddell help with the planting

OCA volunteer Daniel Walker shows the structure of the seedling's roots

OCA volunteer Daniel Walker shows the structure of the seedling’s roots

Planting seedlings at Crescent

Planting seedlings at Crescent

Five Acre School students help restore a disturbed area at Dungeness County Park

Five Acre School students help restore a disturbed area at Dungeness County Park

OCA Sponsors Climate Ambassadors to Local Schools

Climate Reality Leader Michael Foster and his two daughters, Plant-for-the-Planet Ambassadors Zoe and Stella, visited schools across Clallam County the week of Presidents Day 2014.

Peninsula Daily News story

The Fosters’ itinerary