Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Vandervort Room, Scandling Center 
Pulteney Street
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

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Nadia Harvieux 
Finger Lakes Institute 
(425)417-3578 mobile/text 

Across the US and around the world, youth climate summits are educating, engaging and empowering students to be agents of positive environmental change in their schools and communities! High schools from the Finger Lakes Region are invited to bring a team of 8 students, faculty and staff to attend the summit, Wednesday, October 30th, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Join the movement!

About the Summit
The Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit is a one day conference during which students learn about the science behind climate change, impacts on the Finger Lake region and what they can do to combat climate change. Students work with their classmates to develop a Climate Action Plan to tackle an actionable project at their school. At the end of the summit, students will leave with a plan to initiate action in their schools and communities, new friends from other schools, and a sense of determination and empowerment to make positive change for the good of the environment!

The theme for the 2019 FLYCS is Promoting Water Security Through Science for Society and the Environment

8:15 am                       Registration Opens

8:15 am                 HWS Student Mentor Meet & Greet
8:45 – 9 am                 Welcome
9 – 9:30 am                  Keynote Speaker
9:45 - 10:30 am            Mini-Workshop Sessions      
10:45 – 11:15 am         Sharing Session
11 – 11:45 am              Lunch
11:45 am – 1:00 pm    Climate Action Planning HWS ECO Rep Student Mentors
1 – 1:30 pm                  Sharing Climate Action Plans & Closing Remarks

Mini-Workshop Session Topics

  • Reconstructing Past Climates in the Finger Lakes
  • Engineering Water Projects- HWS Student Engineering Club
  • Year of Water- Culture, History and Science of Seneca Lake
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Landfills and Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation and Sustainability on School Campuses
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Youth Leadership and Activism
  • more TBA!

Thank You to our Corporate Sponsor!