CREATE Ambassadors Youth Teams

CREATE Resilience in your Local Community

Want to learn valuable professional skills and participate in unique opportunities to learn and create meaningful experiences in your community? Come be a part of our CREATE Ambassador Youth Teams!

Nurture Nature Center has received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Environmental Literacy Grant program to design a project to build knowledge of environmental issues, and resiliency to natural hazards, among youth and residents in the Lehigh Valley. The four-year project, called CREATE Resilience: Community Resilience through Education, Art, Technology and Engagement, will provide dynamic education and dialogue opportunities in the municipalities throughout the Easton, Bangor and Wilson Area School Districts, engaging residents, community leaders and students in learning together about the science of hazards, and strategies for resilience.

Nurture Nature Center is looking for 4 high school students from the communities in the Easton, Bangor and Wilson Area School Districts to help design and participate in community and educational events from December 2018 to September 2019.

Students will learn about natural hazards, adaptation and resiliency concepts, and engage with local residents, decision-makers, regional hazard experts and national climate and weather professionals.

Students will receive a $2,000 stipend for completing this internship experience.  Students must complete an application to be considered for the position. Qualified students will demonstrate an interest in community issues and a desire to learn about environmental issues and hazards in our communities. Students with strong interests in science and weather, and also students with creative skills such as art, photography writing and multi-media, will be well-suited to the project! There will be opportunities for students to present to the public and to showcase leadership in designing community activities.

Deadline for application (Wilson and Easton School Districts):  November 22, 2018.
Deadline for application (Bangor School District):  November 30, 2018. 

Announcements of selected candidates:  around December 8, 2018
Kick-off meeting for CREATE Youth Ambassadors:  December 17, 4:30 p.m.  (Mark your calendars now!)
If you have any questions about the project or your application, please email Kate Semmens at

Application link

This notice was prepared by the Nurture Nature Center, Inc., under award NA18SEC0080005 from the Environmental Literacy Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.