SUMMIT SCHEDULE

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10:00-10:30am - Welcome from Youth Moderators and Opening Remarks from the The Bug Chicks

Get inspired! Meet the summit’s youth moderators and your MC’s for the day, The Bug Chicks. 

10:30-11:15am - Keynote from Corina Newsome

Corina Newsome presents a keynote talk, “From the Block, to the Zoo, to the Marsh: The Unexpected Adventure of a Black City Girl,” followed by a Q&A with the audience - you!

 

11:15-11:20am - Nature Break

Stick around to learn about cool nature things, or take a break and grab yourself a snack.

11:20am-12:20pm - Session 1: Conservation Careers 

Hear from people who are currently working in conservation related careers. Talk with experts and peers about careers you are considering, how to get there, and questions you have.

 

12:20-12:30pm - Nature Break

Stick around to learn about cool nature things, or take a break and grab yourself a snack.

12:30-1:25pm - Session 2: Action Think Tank

What conservation problems would you like to change, improve, or even solve? Hear about issues that your peers are passionate about, including fast fashion, plastic microfibers and native plants, and brainstorm about changes you’d like to see in your community.

1:25-1:30pm Nature Break

Stick around to learn about cool nature things, or take a break and grab yourself a snack.

1:30-2:35pm - Session 3: Making It Happen

Now that you’ve identified a conservation issue that you’re interested in, how do you gather support, get the message out, or find funding? Learn from people who’ve made things happen in their communities and strategize with your peers.

 

2:35-3:00pm - Closing from The Bug Chicks and Youth Moderators

We’ll end the day by thinking about next steps you can take to make a difference, and where to go with what you’ve learned.

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