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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02133

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NEW DATE! Thursday, May 3, 2018

Please note: We will begin the Youth Summit in Room 222 at the State House


Nature for Water:

Exploring Water Challenges in Our Commonwealth

The 6th Annual Massachusetts Water Youth Summit is hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future, Project Green Schools, and sponsored by Senator Marc Pacheco in honor of the United Nations World Water Day. This year's event will carry through on the UN's theme of nature-based solutions for water as the Commonwealth prepares for numerous challenges ahead. Project Green Schools will organize the Youth Summit to enable high school students from across the Commonwealth to join together to learn about these issues and discuss ideas they can begin to implement in their schools, homes and neighborhoods.


Where:

Massachusetts State House, Rm 222, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Organizers:FGFProject Green Schools

MIT Water


YOUTH SUMMIT PROGRAM

9:15 am Register

9:30 am Welcome & Keynote: Senator Jamie Eldridge

Senator Jamie Eldridge

9:40 am Short clips about Water with Commentary/Q&A

Ms. Pamela St. Aimee, Foundation for a Green Future and Rob Guillemin, EPA

Pamela St. Aimee

Rob Guillemin

10:10 am Meet, Greet and Eat!

10:30 am Belle Allmendinger introduces Mass Water Week

Belle Allmendinger

10:32 am - Breakout Session 1

(1) Let’s Talk About Biophilia! - Jan Goodman, Cityscapes and Dr. Munira Shahbuddin, MIT

Jan Goodman (Cityscapes)

Dr. Munira Shahbuddin


(2) Brainstorm about Mass. Water Week! - Belle Allmendinger, Co-President, Project Green Schools

Belle Allmendinger


(3) What is Green Infrastructure and Why Does It Matter? - Rob Guillemin, EPA; Laura Schifman, Boston University

Laura Schifman

Rob Guillemin

(4) Caring for Our Oceans - Dr. Rob Moir, Ocean River Institute

Rob Moir

10:55 am - Breakout Session 2 (repeat breakout sessions - students rotate to new session)

11:15 am - Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks by Senator Pacheco.

11:25 Group Picture


Thanks for providing refreshments:


Honest Tea

Panera Cares

Cabot Cheese


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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02133

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