Watershed Center Climate Conference a Big Success

Nearly 100 students from 18 high schools attended the first ever Student Climate Change Conference at the Watershed Center on Sunday, April 23rd.

Sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University, Princeton Day School, and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, the event featured lectures from Princeton University graduate students and senior staff from the Watershed, tours of the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center, and round table discussions among the students.

“The Watershed was excited to host this conference and we are inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of the students who participated,” said Executive Director Jim Waltman.

Speakers addressed several issues, including climate change’s impacts on water, politics and policy, food and agriculture, and technological strategies for combating climate change and adapting to its effects. Students gathered in small discussion groups with their peers to explore ways that they can combat climate change in their schools and communities.

Issues addressed at the conference will be explored in greater depth at this summer’s Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy. Click the link below to learn more.