Teens: Interested in Leadership and Environmental Issues? Apply for TRY!


Looking for a way to engage both older and younger students in environmental issues, online encourage mentoring and leadership, and teach hands-on science lessons?

TRY for the Environment is a leadership opportunity for youth in grades 7–12. TRY is a teen-led environmental education program with an embedded service learning component designed to teach environmental literacy and responsibility to younger youth. TRY for the Environment’s renewable energy program, a partnership between VEEP and UVM Extension 4-H, trains teens to teach lessons on wind and solar energy to young students in grades K–3, connecting young people to real-world environmental problems in which they can be key change agents helping to create real-world solutions.

  • 12039192_10207455020155605_7422505783928745559_nTRY teams consist of 2–4 teens and an adult advisor. Teams must apply to the program and be selected, then complete a one-day training before they are certified to teach.
  • Team members must be in grades 7–12 and should have an interest […]
By |October 16th, 2015|TRY|0 Comments

TRY gears up for second year: apply today!

TRY kids and teen leaders give a thumbs-up to energy education. TRY participants give a thumbs-up to energy education.

There are less than five weeks left to apply for the second year of the popular Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) for the Environment program, a teen-led environmental education program offered by VEEP and UVM Extension 4-H.

TRY trains middle- and high-school students to lead a series of simple, hands-on lessons on wind and solar energy for kids in grades K–3, mentored by an adult. It’s a great experience for everyone involved!

Here’s what UVM Extension 4-H has to say about the program:

While we cannot predict all the issues the next generation will confront, we can be certain that among them will be issues related to the environment. Energy issues, specifically, may call for tough choices, and citizens have to understand the issues to be able to make wise choices. By learning about renewable energy and teaching lessons to younger youth, TRY teams will have a direct impact on raising awareness and knowledge […]

By |November 11th, 2014|TRY|0 Comments