A defining moment
On March 3, we recorded this video with students in Ms. Stevens' 9th grade environmental science class. Our original intent was to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th year with young people passionate about science. On March 16, Chicago Public Schools closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The prescient voices in the video suddenly took on a new weight. This group of 9th graders shows the kind of hope, depth, and fortitude required to meet the challenges we face now, and as we rebuild our world.