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Date:10/21/2013

and YRE USA. “We face an urgent need to prepare our students to be able to compete globally in the 21st century and YRE USA does just that,” added Hickey.

Students that participate in the program investigate a local environmental problem or issue, and propose solutions. They document their work and report on it through a journalistic production targeting a local audience. These journalistic efforts can be through the creation of an article, a photograph, a photographic essay, or a video which is then shared with a local audience through a variety of media.

“The YRE USA program provides students and teachers with an engaging, authentic way to develop crucial STEM skills while exploring an issue relevant to their personal interests,” said Kate Hofmann, coordinator, YRE USA. “The program incorporates investigative journalism, technology, media, and inquiry-based science, all contributing to real-world communication skills along with scientific and technological literacy,” added Hofmann.

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international program that engages youth in environmental journalism in more than 25 countries. In the United States, YRE is hosted by the National Wildlife Federation and open to students between the ages of 13 and 21. The program is coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) worldwide. For more information, please go to: http://www.yre-usa.org.

For more National Wildlife Federation news, visit: http://www.nwf.org/news.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

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