Transform curious young minds into engaged environmenal citizens
The waves of change begin with a ripple. iCREST is an international effort to start those ripples, through hands-on, active learning programs that bring young people together to address complex problems in their communities. Working collaboratively with others, youth learn the value of their own expertise and come to understand the contributions they can make to a greater community effort to build socially and environmentally resilient communities that safeguard Earth’s increasing challenged life support system.
iCREST teaches young people four major skill sets:
- Literacy in sustainability and community resilience
- Modeling, simulation, data analysis, and data visualization
- Storytelling to effectively present problems and solutions
- Community advocacy to drive meaningful change