2021 Franklin Institute Virtual Youth Climate Summit – April 2021

Posted by Green Futures on October 6, 2020

Are you looking for an innovative way to support student-led climate action? Read on to learn more about The Franklin Institute’s 2021 Virtual Youth Climate Summit!

The goal of the Virtual Youth Climate Summit is for student & teacher teams to create a climate action plan for their school community.

  • Spread out over Earth Month (April) 2021, the Virtual Youth Climate Summit is a multi-day virtual gathering for Philadelphia-area students and their teachers in grades 8-12 to explore climate actions that will reduce their school’s and community’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Virtual workshops led by scientists, environmental justice activists, youth advocates, and more will showcase climate solutions and inspire action!
  • Teacher-only sessions will help educators cultivate their skills to support students in this journey.

What are we looking for?

  • Do you know an outstanding student impassioned to solve the climate crisis? We want to hear from you! We are seeking motivated students from grades 8-12 with an interest in climate action to join our Youth Advisory Board. The Board will meet via Zoom twice monthly, beginning in October 2020. Contact Franklin Institute Environmental Scientist Dr. Rachel Valletta with suggestions by Friday, Oct 16: rvalletta@fi.edu.
  • Teachers in grades 8-12: are you looking for an innovative way to support student-led climate action? Click here to submit your email and stay informed about event announcements!

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