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Part One: The North Cascades, Extended Version

The Parks Climate Challenge provides diverse, urban high school students a chance to connect with National Parks, learn about climate change and engage youth from around the country. For the program's inaugural year, 19 high school students from five cities spent a month in the North Cascades. The group was provided with an audio recorder and two cameras to document this experience and tell their story.
View the short (5 minute) version of Part One.

Photographs and audio by the students. Video, editing and production by Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

Parts Two and Three

Part Two: Washington, DC

The students engage with federal agencies and completes a service project in our Nation's capitol.


Part Three: Community Service Projects

Returning to their home cities, the students lead service projects for local elementary schools.


Learn more

The Parks Climate Challlenge is a partnership between North Cascades Institute, North Cascades National Park, and the National Park Foundation, made possible by generous support from PG&E. The program will continue in 2010. To learn more visit the North Cascades Institute or National Park Foundation Web pages.

For a behind-the-scenes perspective on our work, read our blog post.