Agents against climate change: Nevada County summer camp teaches global care |

Agents against climate change: Nevada County summer camp teaches global care

A dozen youth, recommended by teachers and sponsored by the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition and Full Circle Learning, took part in a Climate Change Agents Camp at Lake Vera.

The summer camp culminated in an information booth and performance at the Nevada City Farmer’s Market. This year’s theme was “the league of species.”

Campers took part in a fish survey of Scotts Flat Reservoir, learned about climate extremes, solar panels, and told stories of climate change struggles from around the world.

Helping with that global perspective was Rosanna Kalulu and her mother Fredlynn, who traveled to Nevada City from the small island nation of Vanuatu located off of the New Zealand coast.

The Kalulu’s told the group how the ocean has risen a few feet as a result of climate change and told stories of damaging cyclones that have hit their island.

“This camp is a little intense I have to admit,” education convener Teresa Langness said. “But at the end, they’ll all be ready to be change agents.”

Langness believes that instilling the urgency to battle greenhouse gasses into the children when they’re young is the only way to ensure that they will fight for the planet as they grow up.

“If we don’t plant these things into society, then we’ve failed,” Langness said.

To contact Multimedia Reporter Elias Funez email, or call 530-477-4230.

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