Saturday, February 5, 2011

Student Summit on the Ocean & Climate :: Wash, DC Feb 14 - 17

The Summit is designed to teach high school students about the interconnectedness between the ocean, Great Lakes, inland seas and climate with particular focus on climate change and help prepare them for future careers in ocean and climate science and policy.

Delegations of students will work in teams - conducting research, taking trips, and visiting with local experts to identify a local issue related to the above theme. Each delegation will create and implement an action plan on that issue for their community, and will create a three minute video, poster, wiki and blog about their plan.

The posters will be on display in the Ocean Hall, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. While in DC the students will present their ideas to a panel of judges and will meet with their Members of Congress to present their action plans.

RSVP by Feb 8 for the events and/or reception.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Program Events

Opening Ceremony
“Our Changing Ocean, Coasts & Climate”
Dr. Nancy Knowlton (Sant Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)
8:30 am Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Student Presentations of Regional Action Plans
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Poster Session: Student Regional Action Plans
4:30 - 5:30 pm Sant Ocean Hall (First Floor)

“The Great Ocean Adventure”
Jean-Michel Cousteau (Ocean Explorer and President, Ocean Futures Society )

5:30 pm Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor)
“A Celebration of the Ocean, Coasts & Great Lakes”

Reception/Dinner & Special Poster Session
6:30 - 8:30 pm Sant Ocean Hall (First Floor)
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The summit will be webcast from 8:30am – 6:30pm EST on Feb 15, here. The JASON Project Interactive Broadcast with students will take place from 12nooon to 3pm EST on Feb 16, here.

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