Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - This prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. Each year, the the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant difference to people and the environment. Apply by 15 April.

  • Marine & Community Conservation Remote Externship - A partnership between National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, and Paragon One, for this externship students will translate global marine conservation issues into a local context, making them relevant and accessible to their communities, and offer solutions to a local or regional problem. $500 stipend. Open to global youth, ages 18-25. Apply by 28 February.

  • Science Without Borders Challenge - An international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. For this year’s theme, create a piece of art that illustrates one or more actions that we all can take to protect coral reefs. Open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. Apply by 7 March.

  • #BlackClimateWeek - A digital campaign by The Solutions Project, honoring the innovative climate solutions and environmental justice work that Black people have been leading for years, while simultaneously calling on philanthropy and the media to do a better job at investing in the communities most impacted by the climate crisis and centering Black voices. 21 Feb. - 25 Feb.

  • International Eco-Hero Awards - Action For Nature created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards 19 years ago to recognize and reward successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8-16. Apply by 28 February.

  • Green Summit Model United Nations - A virtual, small-scale model UN aimed at generating awareness about climate change in anticipation of Humanitarian Affairs Asia’s inaugural Green Summit to be held at the UN offices in Bangkok, in December 2022. Apply by 1 March.

  • Virtual Youth Action Network Meet-Up: NOAA Town Hall - Youth ages 13-25 are invited to share their perspectives on the vision for the America the Beautiful Initiative, which includes a new national (US) goal to conserve at least 30% of lands and ocean by 2030 (‘30x30’). 26 February.

  • Good Natured Conservation Optimism Film Festival - Four categories: Animation, Life on Earth, People & Nature, and Students. The winner of each category will have the opportunity to take part in a mentoring session with a filmmaking expert. Films have to be under five minutes to be eligible for the festival. Apply by 10 April.

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