NOVA Science Studio is a program that offers high school students the opportunity to learn science reporting and short-form video production skills centered around issues in their communities.

This year, NOVA Science Studio collaborated with two PBS stations—WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, Virginia, and WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan—to teach the next generation of science communicators how to produce short-form science videos about the impact of climate change on their communities. Over the course of several months, student participants receive training on video production fundamentals, storytelling, and science journalism from experts in the field. Students at Granby High School and The Governor’s School for the Arts participated in the project and created six videos. Learn more about this collaboration.

Students have wrapped up all of their edits, and we are excited to premiere their videos on June 22 at 7 p.m. See the lineup below.

Wind Energy as a Green Alternative

Wind energy is a green alternative to coal fire plants, and one of the country’s biggest wind farms is being constructed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia. How much energy can wind provide for Hampton Roads and will it be emissions free by 2050?

Credits: Granby High School
Produced by students:
Chris Sarpong
Ivan Otero
Lorenzo Bell

The Chrysler Museum of Norfolk and Flooding Mitigation

The Chrysler Museum of Norfolk is taking precautions to mitigate the flooding risk caused by sea level rise. With over 30,000 pieces of art, the Chrysler Museum has raised over 55 million dollars to combat the threat by investing in structural resilience.

Credits: Granby High School
Produced by students:
Sahmya McGlone
Aaryn Vann
Jahnile Anthony


Curbside recycling in Hampton Roads is only provided by 14 of the 167 cities and counties. Chesapeake ended curbside recycling in 2022. From drop-off sites to subscription services, residents of Chesapeake are finding new ways to recycle and improve the environment.

Credits: Governor’s s School of The Art’s
Produced by students:
Emily wright
Jenna Stone
Elsie O’Donnell
Maddy Gualdoni
Aurelia Day

Farm to Table

A new movement driven by a growing environmental consciousness is bringing America back to its roots in local food production. As a result farm-to-table restaurants are buying local produce and limiting their resource area.

Credits: Governor’s s School of The Art’s
Produced by students:
Ava Harlan
Olivia Tarrer
Olivia Pearce
Annika Marshall
Archival: Pexels
Music: Fesliyan Studios

Storm Risk Management

The city of Norfolk has the highest rate of sea level rise on the US east coast, rising 5.38 millimeters per year. How can the city mitigate tidal flooding to protect the people of Norfolk? In partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, the city has unveiled a project called the coastal Storm Risk Management Project flooding to combat the flooding issue.

Credits: Governor’s s School of The Art’s
Produced by students:
Courtney Connor II
Gabriel Lopez
Allie Prouty
Sailor Hunt
Joseph Bondmass

Norfolk Homes and Sea Level Rise

Sea Level rise is predicted to increase over the next several years, however residents can prepare for the future through innovative solutions.

Credits: Granby High School
Produced by students:
Latanya Reid
Fannsia Saintfleur
Jaiden Carrico
Bruce Blanchard
Rob Aquino
Rihanna Barnes

All videos were produced in collaboration with NOVA SCIENCE STUDIO & WHRO Public Media

Major funding for NOVA Science Studio is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.