Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The summit program was developed after MCPS recognized increased student interest in climate action.
The summit will be a full-day conference designed to educate high school students about climate change and equip them with the tools to develop climate projects in their communities. The summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.
The Summit will conclude with participants being mentored through the process of writing a climate action plan—a project outline they can implement in their school or community.
At the Youth Climate Summit, students can:
- Hear the latest research-based, climate change science information and learn the economic and ecological consequences of climate change.
- Learn strategies to respond and adapt to climate change in Montgomery County and in the process save their schools and communities money.
- Develop a Climate Action Plan to bring back to their school and community.
- Benefit through increased knowledge and development of leadership skills.
- Network with schools across the County to learn about successful climate action.