Published: June 15, 2017 By
Young students create film for Lens on Climate Change summer program

If you go

Public screenings at CU Boulder:

Friday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Main Campus, CIRES Auditorium

Saturday, July 22, 2 p.m.
Main Campus, Roser ATLAS Center

Public screening in Salida:

Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m.
Longfellow Elementary School Gymnasium

Tune in for the opportunity to be inspired and amused by the work of talented youngsters determined to change the world.

This summer, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder invited 80 middle and high school students to participate in the Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) program, an immersive, science-education experience focused on getting students from mostly first-generation college bound families to think harder about the effects of climate change on their everyday lives.

"We want to get students excited about jobs in the field of science and technology," says Anne Gold, an educational specialist at CIRES. 

LOCC consists of three weeklong camps where students have the opportunity to investigate specific topics related to climate change and work together to create a concept map and script for short film, under the advisement of CU Boulder science mentors.

The first and final camps will be held at CU Boulder with film screenings on Friday, June 23, at the CIRES Auditorium and Saturday, July 22, at the ATLAS Center. And in hopes of reaching more rural students, LOCC will hold the second camp in Salida, Colorado, with a film screening Saturday, July 15. 

Read the full story at the CIRES website.