University of Connecticut – Natural Resources Conservation Academy: Fostering Young Scientists in Connecticut Communities

Project Summary

The Natural Resources Conservation Academy’s mission is to provide transformative and authentic learning opportunities to diverse groups of high school students; stimulating critical thinking, creativity, decision-making, and appreciation of science application and nature while contributing to local environmental solutions. The NRCA directly educates high school students from throughout the state each year on climate change effects in Connecticut as well as solutions to climate change issues. All NRCA student conservation projects are conducted in both coastal and inland communities and a majority of projects address adaptation or mitigation solutions to climate change. Student conservation projects also often include an educational component, in which the student’s community will learn about the climate change issue that the student’s project is addressing and possible solutions. NRCA will advance the development of resilience and sustainability of coastal and inland communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.


Final Report

Primary Funding Source

Diebold Foundation

Project Team Lead

Laura Cisneros, UConn Natural Resources and the Environment

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Topic Areas

This project is a part of the following topical areas:

Policy & Planning