July 5 - July 17, 2020
Come learn journalism and environmental science fundamentals with emphasis in field research at the College of the Atlantic located at the base of Acadia National Park! Students will live in dorms on campus, take meals in the campus cafeteria (voted best college food for multiple years!) and use Maine's primitive coastal beauty as their beat and some of the best environmental scientists as their sources. Outside of class, there will be group opportunities for Acadia hiking, stargazing, swimming, visiting Bar Harbor, research and relaxing on the coastal campus.
Award-winning instructors and journalists will teach best practices in sourcing, interviewing, research and writing techniques, while research scientists and other experts will school students in environmental sciences, climate change and humans' impact on the natural environment from eel grass to whales. Under the guidance of professional journalists, students will spend the afternoons producing an original piece of journalism they will complete by the end of the Institute.
We created a summer program to expose teens to the power of science journalism, specifically as a tool to provoke meaningful conversations about climate and the broader environment.
Student work has appeared on NPR, Maine Public Radio, NY Times (photojournalism contest finalist), Journalism Education Today, Tribune News Service, ClimateTracker.org, iGenerationYouth, Women Across Frontiers, Massive Science, The Green Report and The George Mason Lasso. We know that some of our students have gone on to work for: City Limits in NYC, Mayor's Youth Council on Climate Action in LA, Maine Public Radio, iGenerationYouth, ClimateTracker.org and Ms. magazine.
About College of the Atlantic (COA): In 2007, COA became the world's first carbon-neutral college. A key focus of the college is on human ecology and engaging students in all aspects of sustainability and eliminating reliance on fossil fuels. In 2017 it was named the greenest college in America for the second year in a row by the The Princeton Review and the Sierra Club.
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