Collaborate with us! We love working with youth and Summit organizers around the world.

We are here to get you started with your own summit planning, hear more about your existing summit, and answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to connect directly with a Youth Climate Program staff member about your summit site, please book a time through our Calendly.


  • Jen Kretser - Director of Climate Initiatives

    Contact Jen about financial support for the Youth Climate Program and funding/ partnerships at state, national and international level.

  • Elodie Linck - The Jeanne Hutchins Youth Climate Coordinator

    Contact Elodie about the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, leadership opportunities for regional youth (Youth Climate Leadership Retreat, field trips, trainings, etc.), supporting regional Climate Action Plans, and the mini-grant program.

    Text or call: 315-742-7229

  • Hannah Barg- Youth Climate Program Manager

    Contact Hannah about the Youth Climate Summit Network, starting a summit in your community, the Summer Institute for Educators, and statewide climate change programs/ opportunities (i.e., Climate Smart Communities).

    If you coordinate a youth climate summit (or want to start one), I’m here to support and I’d love to connect with you! You can schedule a call with me on Calendly.

    Text or call: 518-369-4124

  • Yin Liu- Climate Communications Fellow

    Contact Yin to add an upcoming event, opportunity or resource to our monthly Newsflash or for any inquiries about our social media pages.

For General Questions & Information

By Telephone
(518) 359-7800 x120

By Mail
Youth Climate Program
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board provides invaluable guidance and direction to the Youth Climate Program. These young leaders represent the program at conferences and other climate summits across the world, intern for the Wild Center, serve as mentors for the youth climate retreats, and initiate new summits at their schools. 

Want to Stay Connected to the Youth Climate Summit Network?

Join our Youth Climate Summit email listserve. This group serves as a connection point for summit organizers around the world, and is a great place to hear about news, announcements, resources, and our monthly summit network meetings. Click here to join the listserve.

Have you Hosted a Summit?

Stay Connected

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

For information on the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit and youth leadership programming, contact Elodie Linck, Youth Climate Program Coordinator, directly at (315) 742-7299 or

Starting Your Own Summit

For information on starting your own Youth Climate Summit, contact Hannah Barg, Youth Climate Program Manager, at or 518-369-4124.


For information on sponsoring the Youth Climate Program or Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, contact Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Initiatives, directly at (518) 359-7800 x138 or

Press & Media

For media inquiries, press photos or b-roll footage, contact Nick Gunn directly at (518) 359-7800 x121 or