Young people tackle climate change

climate change youth summit participants

Twenty high school and middle school students from seven schools across South Florida organized the second annual Miami Youth Climate Summit, held at FIU.

The students, led by Emilia Odife, a biology honors and field studies teacher at Gulliver Prep, spent five months preparing.

The inaugural conference in 2019 focused on learning about climate change. This year, the focus was on how to take action. The jam-packed day included workshops about zero waste, climate change leadership and a presentation by National Geographic Explorers, including Mireya Mayor, director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

To read the news story by Maria Esquinca, visit WLRN.