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Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Climate Action

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North America, United States, USA - West

Youth Climate Story: Drought in Nevada

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  • In this 3-minute video, students will learn about Celeste Tinajero from Reno, NV who led several initiatives at her school to reduce water waste, decrease water use, and install a hydration station at their school.
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  • This is an inspiring video, as her environmental club received two grants for her school to install water-saving toilets and sinks, energy-saving lights, and a filtered water station for reusable water bottles.

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  • Environmental science classes could use this video as inspiration to apply for a grant to fund a water-saving initiative or project.
  • Science classes could use this video as a hook for lessons about renewable resources, weather, the water cycle, or sustainability.
  • The video could be used as a hook to have students brainstorm ways that their school could save water, energy, or resources, or start a Meatless Mondays program or a school garden.
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There is no misconception in the video content and this resource is recommended for teaching.


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
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