The college’s proposal was one of nine projects across the United States to receive some of the $3 million in funding.

“The selected projects use education to build the foundation for resilience to weather and climate hazards,” according to a news release from FDLTCC. “Together, these projects spread across eight states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will engage youth and the public around extreme weather and other environmental hazards.”

Courtney Kowalczak, director of the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC, said that climate change “threatens culturally significant traditions that rely on sustainable fish, plant and wildlife resources” for indigenous people.

“We will be working to increase the knowledge and readiness of middle- to high school students to deal with the impacts of extreme weather and environmental hazards

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