Offshore Wind Youth Action Program
The Offshore Wind Youth Action (OWYA, pronounced “Oh yeah”) program is an initiative to empower young people across New York State to learn about offshore wind as a tool in our fight against climate change and to support clean energy action in their communities helping to deliver the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s clean economy and climate equity goals.
For Students and Educators
The OWYA Program is comprised of three interactive lessons designed to engage middle- and high-school-aged students in the transformative world of offshore wind. Classroom teachers, club leaders, extracurricular educators, and internship program managers can implement OWYA to fit the unique needs of their groups. Young people can also participate in the program independently.
Download the OWYA Materials*
- The OWYA Program [PDF] – all the materials you need to participate
- Educator Guide [PDF] – to help teachers integrate OWYA into classroom curricula
* For optimal viewing of the materials, select Two Page View or Two Page Scrolling in Adobe after opening the downloaded files.
Development of the OWYA program kicked off with a public Listening Session on November 5, 2020. The webinar brought together leaders, activists, and advocates working at the intersection of youth leadership and environmental justice to explore the role of youth leadership in advocating for a just transition to a clean energy economy, including the development of offshore wind. Watch the full recording here.
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