SENECA CO., N.Y. — Are you interested in the environment and concerned about our changing climate? Then a new program from Cornell Cooperative Extension may be for you. Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is now taking applications for the Cornell Climate Stewards program’s first 12-week training class this fall. Modeled on Extension’s successful Master Gardener and Master Composter volunteer programs, this effort will equip participants with the background knowledge and skills to take action to address climate change in their communities through educational outreach and community climate action projects.
The Fall 2021 Cornell Climate Stewards Training will be held weekly via Zoom from 6:00pm to 8:00pm starting on Thursday, September 9, 2021 excluding September 16th (Yom Kippur), November 11th (Veterans’ Day) and Nov 25th (Thanksgiving). In each of the first 10 sessions, trainees will cover a specific climate change topic with additional outside readings, videos and group activities designed to develop skills needed to lead and educate their communities in climate science, adaptation, and mitigation. Throughout the course, trainees will design and work toward a community climate action project that they will present and discuss in the final two class sessions. The class will conclude on December 16th. Depending on availability and interest there may also be several opportunities for the group to meet in person. The program’s curriculum was developed by Cornell University in partnership with several Cooperative Extension Associations including CCE-Seneca, and NYS Sea Grant.
Applications can be found online on the CCE-Seneca website at www.senecacountycce.org and are due by Friday, September 3, 2021. For more information, please contact Executive Director Averell Bauder, at CCE-Seneca, email@example.com or at (315) 539-9251.
With over 100 years of serving the people of the County, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension puts to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; nutrition, food safety and security, and obesity prevention; 4-H youth development, and children, youth , and families; environment and natural resources, sustainable energy and climate change; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information about this and other programs, please visit our website: www.senecacountycce.org, our Facebook pages: @CCESeneca, @SenecaCounty4HNY, @WildHarvestTable, @CCESenecaF2S, and contact us at 315-539-9251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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