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Updated: Nov 6

Prionti Talukdar

she/her/hers

Grade 10, Cambridge MA

Media Team


Why did you join Spring Forward?

I joined Spring Forward to provide impactful learning on topics which I deeply care about. I wanted to further expand my knowledge in climate education as well and create meaningful connections.

Why is climate education important to you?

Climate education is important to me since it isn’t a topic which is widely talked about but has a wide variety of topics to learn from such as environmental justice, climate change, marine life education, etc. The possibilities are endless!

What Is Your Favorite Snack?

My favorite snack is a fruit bowl!

Amelia Kane

she/her/hers

Grade 10, Newton MA

Outreach Coordinator


Why did you join Spring Forward?

I helped to co-found Spring Forward because I think that climate education is important and I wish more people learned about the social justice-based mindset we teach at SF. I also believe that our youth to youth approach to this complicated subject is so crucial to achieving our mission because it allows the kids we are teaching to see that they too can create change. As outreach coordinator, I love that I get to be the part of spreading the word and growing our organization!

Why is climate education important to you?

Climate education is important to me because I believe that an incredibly important part of fixing the climate crisis is educating others about it, because after all if people don't know about the climate crisis, they probably won't be inclined to help solve it. I think that Spring Forward's hands-on, interactive, empowering, and positive approach to educating young kids about the issue is important because it really helps to ensure kids understand the climate crisis and feel that they truly can be part of the solution.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

(1) my mom, because she does so much for me and my siblings every day and is so selfless and strong and (2) Jane Goodall because she is such an inspiring female scientist, and has dedicated so much of her life to educating everyone (including kids) about climate and wildlife issues, and inspires me to do some of the work I do with SF.


Frida Gerhardt, she/her

Grade 6, California

Curriculum Ambassador



Why did you join Spring Forward?

I wanted to help educate people about Climate Change and I thought that Spring Forward was amazing.

Why is climate education important to you?

I know a lot of people who don't believe in Climate Change and I feel that it is because they don't really know what it is.

What is your favorite drink?

Lemonade!


Zoe Vittori-Koch, she/her

Grade 9, Boston MA

Curriculum Team


Why did you join Spring Forward?

I joined Spring Forward because it provides an opportunity to help make sure that kids are learning about the urgent issues of climate change and climate justice. I also loved that it was a youth led organization.

Why is climate education important to you?

Education about climate change/justice is important to me because these issues are going to effect young people more than anybody else. To understand not only how our world is changing, but also our history of injustices is so valuable right now, especially because youth have a spotlight in social/climate action. 

What is your favorite genre of music?

I’ve been really loving 70s/80s rock and indie music lately! Bands like The Talking Heads, and The Velvet Underground are some of my favorites:)



Julia D'Amato, she/her

Grade 10, Cambridge MA

Curriculum Team


Why did you join Spring Forward?

I joined Spring Forward because I'm super passionate about spreading awareness about climate change! It's important for the younger generations to know the situation we're in and ways to help.

Why is climate action important to you?

Climate action is important to me because actions that stall global warming's impact could literally save the world.

Which Disney character do you share a clothing style with?

My clothing style is most like Belle's! This is because I love layering, wearing blue, and wearing fun hair accessories :)

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Spring Forward: Climate Education and Empowerment

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