The Wild Centre - Youth Climate Program
Address: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-9712 United States
Email Address: jkretser [at] wildcenter.org
Work Statement: The Wild Center is a science center and natural history museum over 115 acres located in the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park in northern New York State, creating uncommon experiences for visitors to explore their connection to nature. The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example to the world.
The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program is a global initiative that works to convene, inspire, and network young people through youth climate summits, empowering them to lead on climate change solutions in their schools and communities.
The heart of the program is the annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, a two-day conference that brings together over 200 high school and college students to learn about climate change in a student-led, hopeful atmosphere.
Now in its 10th year, the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit model has inspired over 30 similar Youth Climate Summits around the world and built an impressive, powerful network of empowered young people. The Wild Center has since helped to start Youth Climate Summits throughout the United States and overseas. The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program has a free, downloadable DIY Youth Climate Summit toolkit.
(for more information see under organisations on this site and the Summit site)