74 students and 37 teachers and presenters from 13 area schools attended the 2019 Youth Summit on October 7-8, 2019 at Frost Valley YMCA! Students learned about climate change and how to lead climate actions in their school and community. Workshops and activities focused on 4 tracks: Recycling, Water, Science and Earth. Speakers included:
- Sean Russell, Director, Youth Ocean Conservation Summit – Saving Our Water Planet: Activating a Youth Movement to Change the World
- Dove Karn, Margaretville Central School Teacher – Truth in 10 Climate Reality
- Amanda LaValle, Ulster County Department of the Environment – Be a Catalyst for Community Climate Action
Funding for the Youth Climate Summit provided by NOAA, Catskill Watershed Corporation, NYC DEP and NYSERDA. Student scholarships for Delaware County Schools were provided by Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District. Cornell Cooperative Extension worked with funders, The Wild Center and advisory teachers and students to develop this informative and empowering program.