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Natalia Jacobs is a youth climate champion in Western Massachusetts

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Natalia Jacobs is a student at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) and in her first year of serving on the leadership team for the Western Mass Youth Climate Summit.

Students testing forest soils with an outdoor cup experiment © Phil Doyle

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Thanks to support from the Northampton Education Foundation, Arcadia's educators have brought the Life in a Changing Climate program to more than 1,800 elementary and high school students over the past five years.

Western MA Youth Climate Summit 2021 leadership planning team © Phil Doyle

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

In late October, 60 middle and high school students gathered at Arcadia's outdoor pavilion for the 5th Annual Western Mass Youth Climate Summit. As always, the event was organized and planned by a team of student Youth Leaders.

Cutting the ribbon at the entrance of the barn's new addition at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Pleasant Valley has officially opened the doors of the brand-new addition to our 18th-century Program Barn! The opening was celebrated with supporters of the project including representatives of the Mass Cultural Council, the Town of Lenox, and several foundations.