The Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) cultivates student leaders who can think innovatively and communicate effectively about adapting to our changing climate.
CIC is a STEAM program developed by CAVU that challenges students to create unique ideas on adapting to increasing climate impacts like floods, fires, drought, rising temperatures, and sea-level rise. We encourage students to “think globally and adapt locally,” creating solutions to implement themselves in their communities.
Understanding climate change is not just about science. It is about understanding the human and cultural impacts on our communities. Climate change will be the defining challenge of our students’ lives as it will impact everything from their environment and health to their culture and global economy. Working on adaptation projects provides an opportunity for children to approach climate change from a new perspective and develop solutions that create local, concrete, visible improvement in quality of life.
The planet needs an all-hands-on-deck approach to manage the climate impacts our communities are already experiencing. The problem’s scope may seem daunting, but we have hope because we are investing in our students. They will lead us towards solutions and build resilience in the face of these new challenges.
Join CAVU in creating thought-leaders for the next generation!