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Virtual Community Centers: A Place to Learn

A VCC combines elements for learning and skill development with elements for collaboration, activities, and information. There is emphasis on citizen science. Within the educational activities, VCCs have a main focus on literacies in sustainability, resilience, risk and information.

Place4Us has a focus on Literacy:

  • Sustainability literacy
  • Risk and Resilience Literacy
  • Environment and Society Literacy
  • Information literacy

Place4Us is built around 5 Pillars:

  • Environmental and sustainability literacy skills
  • Modeling, simulation and visualization
  • Storytelling and narrative skills
  • Community advocacy skills
  • Environmental justice