Students at Center for Inquiry School 27 will be participating in “Fridays for Future,” a global youth movement on Friday, March 15.
The mission of the international event is to raise awareness about the impact of climate change and the increasing need for positive action by governments around the world to address it.
Middle school students at CFI 27 have chosen to mark the occasion with an educational fair for the school’s elementary students. The fair will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1702 N. Broadway St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The program will include displays showcasing the students’ climate research along with student-created educational activities and informational booths. The fair is open to the public and most activities are designed to engage children and families.
Lori Baker, who teaches science at CFI 27, said the students came to her with the idea for this fair, which will include 22 displays.
“There will be several booths that will explain ways to help support the movement to prevent the climate crisis,” said Baker, “(as well as) many different games and activities that the seventh- and eighth-graders created.”
Overall, Baker said students are hoping that younger students and teachers begin to recognize the issue of climate change and start to share the message with others.
In the event of inclement weather, the fair will be moved inside the school. CFI 27 is located at 545 E. 19th St.