Advocacy in Action Student Video Contest

Did you know that one in three U.S. students goes to school within the risk zone of a chemical facility? Many students don’t realize that they are at risk – or that they can be a part of the solution.

Challenge your students to create a short film exploring the risks from chemical facilities and offering solutions for protecting our communities. All students grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate and will compete to win cash prizes of up to $1,000.

The Advocacy in Action video contest and lesson plan help students make real-world social studies connections. Students will:

     Use our interactive map to locate their school and identify nearby facilities that may be putting them at risk

     Learn how our government regulates these facilities and how they can be made safer

     Explore essential communications strategies

     Become active, engaged citizens

The deadline to submit videos is March 18, 2015.

Facilities can take steps to reduce their hazards. We need our students to speak up and demand that facilities no longer put surrounding communities at risk.  

Posted on November 7, 2015 .