High School Climate Change Symposium

Open to all high school students and teachers

Educate - Participate - Mitigate

February, 20 @ 9:00

Science teachers should return on Sunday the 21st for climate change PD

Featuring

Dr. Mya-Rose Craig & Dr. James Hansen

18-year-old Mya-Rose Craig is a prominent British Bangladeshi birder, conservationist & environmentalist. She is committed to conservation such as stopping biodiversity loss and saving our planet through halting climate change, whilst respecting indigenous peoples, and highlighting Global Climate Justice as it intersects with Climate Change Action.

Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth.

as our Keynote Speakers

The 2021 High School Climate Change Symposium was a Great Success.

  • If you missed any sessions, links to recordings of them can be found here

  • We look forward to seeing you all next year, check back in as more information is posted. 

For many of us, Climate Change does not play a major role in our classrooms. There are many reasons for this. By attending this symposium, you will learn how to build this important topic into your curriculum. 

If you want to learn more about climate change, its impacts, and how to take meaningful action to address it, this event is a must for you.  Take a look through the sessions that will be available to us.

Thank you so much for lending your time and expertise to this event.  High school students crave information on this topic, and will find the time they spend with you very useful.  For important day of information, please click the link at the top of this box.  

Student Schedule

This is the final published schedule for the High School Climate Symposium 2021.  You can find the zoom links within the table below. 

9:00-10:15

Welcome and Keynote 1

Mya-Rose Craig, Back2Nature

Attend the following

Inclusive Climate Change Action and Global Climate Justice

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10:30-11:25

Session 1

Attend one of following

Basics

David Karowe

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

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Science

Richard Hill

Coral Reefs: Severely Threatened Ecosystems

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Technology

Steve Skerlos

Reuse of CO2 to Cut Metal: Sustainable Design or Greenwashing?

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Action 

Kaylynn Budreau

Learning Climate Change at Your School

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Justice

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Policy

Denise Keele

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11:35-12:30

Session 2

Attend one of following

Basics

David Karowe

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

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Science

Gerald Urquhart

Climate Change in Tropical Rainforests

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Technology

Kate Schaffner and Stefanie Dove

Agriculture, artificial meat and Climate Change

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Action 

Bill McKibben

350.org

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Justice

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Policy

James Clift

Moving Forward to Address Climate Change

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12:30-1:00    Lunch Break

1:00-1:55

Session 3

Attend one of following

Basics

Richard Rood

Understanding Climate Science in One Hour

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Science

Eleanor Rappolee and Dave Sandahl

Great Plains and Great Lakes: A Look At the Impacts of Climate-Related Flooding on Human and Bird Communities

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Technology

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Action 

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Justice

Deirdre Courtney

Climate Change and African American Communities

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Policy

Laura Schneider

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2:05-3:00

Session 4

Attend one of following

Basics

Katie Nickolaou

Weather, Climate, and Extreme Events

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Science

JP Lawrence

Climate Change and its Impacts on Conserving the World's Amphibians

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Technology

Bernadette Del Chiaro

Local Solar and Storage: Engage, Empower, Save

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Action 

Jamie Margolin

Getting to the Roots of the Green New Deal

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Justice

Wenona Singel 

How Indian Tribes are Responding to Climate Change

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Policy

Barry Rabe

The Politics of Carbon Pricing

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3:15-4:30

Keynote 2 and Closing Remarks

James Hansen, Columbia University

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High School Climate Change Symposium 2021

Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center

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