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Speakers at the Summit provide the students with the information and tools they need to act upon their return. From this year's plenaries to a selection of past presentations, there is a wealth of knowledge to gained and used.

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2015: Welcome & Plenaries 1 & 2

Welcome: Jen Kretser, Director of Programs at The Wild Center, welcomes the students to the 2015 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.

The Power of You!: Hip Hop Artist and Youth Educator Tem Blessed opens the Summit.

We Got This: How Students are Turning the Tide on Climate Change: Brian Stilwell from the Alliance for Climate Education explains the science behind climate change and what needs to be done.

2015: Plenary 3

The Climate Reality Project: The Student Leaders of the Youth Climate Summit present the reality their generation will face with climate change.

2015: Plenaries 8 & 9

Moving Beyond Stuck, Stalled and Scared: Dr. Mamie Parker, former Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, movitates students to handle their fears and seize the day.

Uniting Alaska & the Adirondacks for Climate Action: Birk Albert and Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor for Rural Community & Native Education, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, address how climate change is affecting another cold country.

2015: Finale

Enjoy the finale of the 2015 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

AYCS 2015

Hear the thoughts and plans of Adirondack students at the 7th Adirondack Youth Climate Summit as they plan the future of their schools in ways to help mitigate climate change.

2014: Farewell to Maples: Indigenous Knowledge in the Face of Climate Change

Robin Kimmerer, Professor at SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry and Founder of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment talks at the 2014 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2014: People of the Way of the Longhouse

Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne - People of the Way of the Longhouse Akwesasne Men's Council give a Thanksgiving Address and open the second day of the 2014 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2014: Welcome to the Anthropocene

Dr. Curt Stager, Professor at Paul Smith's College, talks at the 2014 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2014: A View from the Inside: My Time at the UN Climate Summit

Caroline Dodd, Saranac Lake High School senior and AYCS Summit Leader talks at the 2014 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2013: Using the Power of Nature to Transform Youth

Brother Yusuf Burgess of Youth Ed-Venture and the Children & Nature Network Board of Directors talks at the 2013 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2013: How to Change the World: 10 Strategies for Fighting the Good Fight, Building a Winning Team and Staying True to Yourself

Kristin Ferguson, with Strategic Projects at the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, talks at the 2013 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. 

2011: How Young People are Launching a Dynamic Clean and Just Energy Revolution

Dominic Frongillo, Councilor and Deputy Town Supervisor of the Town of Caroline, NY, speaks at the 2011 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.