Entering Grades 10-12

Climate Ambassadors

Are you interested in environmental science and have a passion for addressing climate change? The Climate Ambassadors program explores the crossroads of environmental research, climate communication, and personal and professional growth. This program is an ideal opportunity for teens with a science-oriented mind and a relationship-oriented personality interested in pursuing a career in environmental studies, climate science, climate communication, equity and environmental justice, science education, and outreach.

A teen volunteer and young students are making observations of nature in the Outdoor Nature Lab.

Camp Info

Dates: Workshop dates and times take place 2-5 p.m., once a month on Sunday August 27, Saturday September 23, Sunday October 22, Sunday November 12, Sunday December 10 2023, Sunday January 21, Sunday February 11, Sunday March 24, Sunday April 14, Sunday May 19 2024.

Location: The Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA

Stipend: $600 for full participation in all required programming. If needed, an additional stipend up to $40 per Sunday workshops can be awarded to offset transportation costs.

Additional Info: Teens accepted into the 10-month program will go through a series of workshops, including both professional and personal development, like understanding the science of learning and teaching, personal career and academic pathway planning, facing work place challenges and creating change, and conflict resolution to name a few. You will join us for ten in-person workshops and receive a $600 stipend with completion of all 10 sessions. 

All Climate Ambassadors are required to participate in one of The Lawrence’s environmentally themed Teen Research Programs over the summer for free. This includes either Forest Ecology (7 spots remaining) or Marine Biology (2 spots remaining). Participation in these summer programs is free to those accepted into the Climate Ambassadors program. 

All Climate Ambassadors will also be offered free membership to Let’s Get Ready, a program that supports the college application and selection process, as well as supports you through college graduation. 

The Climate Ambassadors program is available by application only. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, 4/20/2023. Open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The Lawrence is committed to increasing diverse representation in science. We strongly encourage applications from populations historically marginalized in STEM fields, e.g., Black, Indigenous, Latine, Pacific Islander, and those identifying as female. In your application you will be required to indicate which environmental Teen Research Program you wish to attend.

Decisions will be shared by April 28, 2023.
Registration now closed

Frequently Asked

Who can register for this program?

The program is open to teens entering grades 10-12 seeking a role in climate research and increased voice in climate communication.

What am I committing to over the course of the year?

If you are considering this program you should make sure you are available for once a month, Sunday workshops from 2-5 pm at the Lawrence. Workshops include environmental research, public engagement, personal learning, and college and career pathway programming.

What are the required dates and times?

Make sure you are available for all workshops from 2-5 pm at the Lawrence Hall of Science on: 8/27, 9/23, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10 in 2023, and 1/21, 2/11, 3/24, 4/14, 5/19 in 2024.

Do I get paid for the workshops?

No, you do not get ‘paid’ per hour for the workshops. Instead this is a stipend awarded for your participation in all components of the program. The stipend is awarded to teens who fulfill all 10 required workshops and a climate related Teen Research Program this summer. If for some reason you need or decide to miss a required workshop, the stipend will be adjusted accordingly up to 2 absences.

What if I miss a workshop?

If for some reason you need or decide to miss a required workshop, the stipend will be adjusted accordingly up to 2 absences. If you know you will miss more than 2 workshops, it would be best not to apply.