Making waves with young climate researchers

Ahead of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters in 2020, YouthLink Scotland are launching ‘On Our Wave Length’. The project will support young people to research the impact of climate change in their coastal communities, alongside a nationwide campaign.

The initiative is a partnership between YouthLink Scotland and Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Young people from Argyll and Bute, Fife, North Berwick, South Ayrshire and the Western Isles will be supported to investigate the environmental consequences along the beaches and waters of their coastal areas. The Young Heritage Researchers will have complete freedom to explore the issues that matter most to them and their communities, whether this be climate change, industry, pollution, impacts on wildlife or oceans. They will be supported by youth workers and experts, including: Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion (SCAPE).

At the beginning of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, the project will be launching a youth-led national campaign to highlight the damaging environmental and social impacts on our coastal communities.

Read the blog.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Amy Calder - acalder@youthlinkscotland.org

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