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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 in learning and teaching about renewable energy. It’s OK if you don’t have any knowledge of the issues or how to teach. We will train you!
  • TRY teams commit to teaching their program curriculum to two different groups of at least 15 youth. Teams choose who they teach, and where and when they teach. This allows a lot of flexibility in how to fulfill your commitment of teaching two programs.
  • All programs must be concluded by August 1, 2016. Vacation camps, afterschool programs, libraries, in-school, weekends and summer programming are all options!
  • Everything you need to be successful will be given to you, including training, teaching materials and ongoing support.


Click here to visit the UVM 4-H website and download an application. 
November 15, 2015, is the deadline to apply.

Contact us at info@veep.org or 802-552-8450 for more information.