The Resilient Schools Consortium (RiSC) 1.0 (2016-2019) is a partnership between Brooklyn College, the National Wildlife Federation, the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, New York Sea Grant, and NYC Department of Education public schools. The RiSC program, which launched in 2016, is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Resilient Schools Consortium (RiSC) 2.0 (2019-2020) is being led by the National Wildlife Federation with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in partnership with NYC Department of Education public schools, the American Littoral Society, Trees New York, Kid Power Academy, and Huffman Studios, Inc.
The aim of the RiSC program is to prepare youth to participate in climate resiliency planning with practitioners and decision makers in NYC. RiSC project partners are providing opportunities to learn about adaptation strategies that increase resilience.