W(papyrus)isdom of the Elders is developing a summer field science camp focused on environmental and climate change issues, and career pathway planning in STEM fields. The Wisdom Project is a youth leadership initiative for Native and low-income youth in the greater Portland area. Integrating best practices of K-12 curricula from EPA, NASA, NOAA and Portland’s Climate Action Plan, aligning to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), and introducing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into the lessons to promote student social and physical well-being, thereby strengthening resilience and cultural identity in highlighting Native Americans as America’s “First Scientists”.

Read more at http://wisdomoftheelders.org/wisdomproject/

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