Teens and Teachers for climate literacy

Bill Moomaw will deliver the keynote address at the third annual Youth Climate Action Network Global Climate Change Summit on Saturday, May 9th at MIT.

Students in grades 7-12 as well as to the educators of students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend the Summit for free. The Summit is organized and hosted by the Boston Latin School Youth CAN in partnership with the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT.

The Summit provides a full day of workshops, speakers, and activites focused on global climate change and sustainable living. All students who register (online) will be entered into a drawing for great door prizes such as iPods, gift certificates, and more. Breakfast and Lunch are also provided free.

When/Where: Saturday, May 9th at MIT in the Stata Center (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA – Kendall Square T stop on the Red Line) Summit runs from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Space at the 2009 Summit is limited, so register online early, and make sure to sign up soon for the particular workshops that you hope to attend!

The exceptional list of presenters includes City Councillor John Connolly, Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney-Teta, Patricia Weinmann of the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT, Andrew Schuyler of Northeast Biofuels Collaborative, Jen Filiault of Clean Power Now, Liz Soper of the National Wildlife Federation, Lilah Glick of Cambridge Energy Alliance, Mary Essary of the Foresight Project, Liz Duff of Mass Audubon, Paul Shoemaker of the Boston Public Health Commission, and many more. Workshops include topics such as Green Jobs, Green Design, Climate Change and the Food We Eat, The Science of Climate Change, Sustainability in Our Everyday Lives, Filming a Climate Change PSA and many more. The summit will also offer workshops specifically aimed at educators who want to teach about climate change in their classroom.

Enjoy activities such as: street theater, film screenings, decorating climate T-shirts, making climate art with a local artist, sculpting with sudsy putty, making an event mural, filming participant pledges at the You Tube booth, and participating in the 2009 Summit 350 action!