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Offshore Wind Youth Action Program

Young activists 

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*

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Other Resources

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 hereLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

On August 17, 2021, NYSERDA hosted a launch webinar to introduce the OWYA program and release the free OWYA materials. Watch the full recording hereLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., and download the presentation slides [PDF].

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