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2023 St. Croix Youth Summit
April 20, 2023 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Join students across the watershed in learning how climate change affects us and what we can do as a community to help combat those changes at this virtual event co-hosted by Wild Rivers Conservancy and the National Park Service. Students will hear from various scientists, policy experts, and activists, including Fresh Energy’s J. Drake Hamilton! J.’s keynote speech, “We Did Everything We Could to Fight Global Warming– AND IT WORKED!” will describe community-based efforts that any student can participate in. Her optimistic, hope-filled speech will energize you to help benefit the river, the landscape, and the people throughout the St. Croix Valley.
Students will learn:
- Local renewable energy efforts and their global effects.
- Weaving indigenous science and culture with “western” academic sciences to create climate literacy.
- The parallels between the lives of trees and humans.
- Ways climate change affects the spread of invasive species and what conservationists are doing to help.
- How to get involved with Climate Justice as a youth activist.
- And more!
Registration is free to all students and teachers!