Glocal Challenge Finals


Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive

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Jennifer Lawrence


What is the Glocal Challenge?

The EF Glocal Challenge is a contest-based program facilitated by EF Education First, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Public Schools to help high school students learn critical 21st Century Skills, gain global competence and receive real-world experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Each year, we ask Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications. Through the Glocal Challenge, CRLS students will be placed in teams of 3-5 students, spend time learning about environmental issues globally and locally, invent a creative idea to solve the challenge in Cambridge, and then pitch their idea to expert judges. The winning student teams will receive seed funding from the City of Cambridge to kick-start their projects, and paid internships with the City.

This year's challenge focused on urban forestry and trees in Cambridge.

The 2021 prompt for the Glocal Challenge is: How might we educate and engage the Cambridge community so they participate in the nurture and care of our urban forest?

Join us at the Finals!

*updated timing to adapt to the weather!

Join us on August 12 to celebrate these amazing youth proposals.

1:15PM to 2PM: Public Voting on the student proposals!

2PM to 2:30PM: All student teams pitch their ideas to a panel of local experts!

2:30PM: Final winning teams announced!


Register for this free event today!



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