North Country communities are already experiencing climate disruption. At the same time, momentum is building behind regional climate solutions. To empower citizens to build our capacity to implement such solutions, Green Mountain College, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury and Apex Solar are sponsoring the fourth annual North Country Climate Conference, whose theme is Education for Climate Solutions: From the Classroom to the Coffeehouse. The event will take place on Friday April 20, 2018 from 8:00am–4:30pm on the campus of SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, NY. A van will be taking GMC students staff and faculty to the site. The conference is free for students and only $30 for faculty and staff.
Participants will work in teams on simulations exploring the challenges of mitigating climate change. They will chose from sessions on Inspiring Hope in a Worrisome World, Best Practices for Climate Communications, and Inspiring Youth through Climate Action. In break out sections, regional K-12 teachers will explore toolkits for educators based on the new Next Generation Science Standards. The keynote address, Engaging Communities in Science with Maps, Apps and Drones, will be given by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, professor of GIS at the University of Central Florida and Christine Muisteri, from Citizen Science GIS. Other speakers include Steve Kaagan, former Commissioner of Education for Vermont, Patrick Nelson, former special projects coordinator in the office of NY Assembly member Phil Steck, and students from the Youth Climate Program. The music of Juxtapoze will energize and empower.
For more information, contact Bill Throop or Ryan Irhke or go to the conference website https://