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Youth Climate Summit Coming Soon

On Tuesday, April 11th Cape Cod Academy will host the Cape Cod Student Summit on Climate Change and Human Rights on the Academy campus at 50 Osterville-West Barnstable Rd. in Osterville. Students have been invited from all of the high schools on the Cape, and over 100 students are expected to attend.

The program, which begins at 8 am on the 11th, will open with an introductory film (Saving Paradise: Sea Level Rise), followed by several short documentaries featuring youth who are engaged in actions to combat climate change. The second half of the morning will consist of plenary sessions focused on climate science and policy, local climate history, local energy use and responses, and local resiliency actions. Presenters will include staff from the Woods Hole Research Center, faculty from Cape Cod Community College and an educator from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

In the afternoon students will lead small group discussions of the personal behaviors, municipal programs and policies, and state-level initiatives that are already in being undertaken to address climate change, and consider future possibilities. Members of the Cape’s State legislative delegation will be on hand to serve as resources.

For more information about the climate summit please contact Keith Lewison at klewison@capecodacademy.org.