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The Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference is excited to offer a brand-new student track on the first day of the conference this year - June 28.

The track will be geared towards middle school and high school students that are passionate about tackling climate change. Throughout the day students will have the opportunity to connect with and hear from other students engaged in climate solutions through a series of networking activities and presentations on the topics of climate science, justice, and action. Registration is FREE.  

Students are also welcome to attend the entire conference if they so choose - just let us know when you register. Check out the full Conference Program for themes and more details.

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Questions about the student track? Email:

Legislative Priority 2021: Amplifying the Student Voice

Maya Santhanam, Howard County Public Schools


Join us during the “Legislative Priority 2021: Amplifying the Student Voice” presentation, to learn about what youth environmental legislative advocacy is, why policy is important in your advocacy journey, and how students can have a special influence on climate legislation. Drawing on the experiences of current student advocates, participants will be guided through concrete steps to get involved and help tackle the current climate crisis. 

The Environmental Implications of Homelessness: How We Can All Address It

Maya Weikert, Angelica Brooks, Harry MacGillis, & Juno Owens,
Baltimore Beyond Plastic

Baltimore Beyond Plastic is a youth-led organization with a focus on eliminating single-use plastics. Join us to learn about a project we’ve taken on the past couple of months to shed light on the issue of homelessness and address its environmental implications by creating Sustainable Survival Kits. We’ll talk through our ideas and goals, and give you step-by-step resources to start your own project!

Difficult Conversations with Effective Messaging: How to Discuss Climate Change

Mansi Patel, Freshman at University of Maryland College Park

This presentation will address how to use communication strategies and accurate information when discussing climate change with others. It demonstrates a youth perspective on the tactful and encouraging rhetoric that is necessary to engage in climate conversation, and will reflect on the personal experiences of Mansi Patel and the Howard County Climate Change Institute.

What makes climate education fun?

Vivian Li, Montgomery County Public Schools & Climatedu

What's so great about a climate course built for students, by students? As climatedu's founder, I'll delve into why I chose to embark on my course-building journey and highlight the design aspects that make our course so unique. We'll discuss what makes us (as students) feel engaged when talking about climate change, and explore the course platform together. 

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