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2018-06-13 / Academics

Youth Climate Summit Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in the environment and climate change – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is accepting applications for the 2018 Catskills Youth Climate Summit which will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 9 - 10. The event includes an overnight stay at Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville.

Students from Delaware County and Catskill area schools can apply; several students will be selected from each school to attend the Summit along with teacher advisors.

The goal of the Youth Summit is to inspire young leaders by empowering them with knowledge and training. Participants will gain leadership skills, enjoy a tour of Frost Valley’s sustainable environmental projects, meet others interested in climate change and more. The first registration deadline is Friday, June 15 but applications will be accepted until Sept. 6 – apply early to secure your spot.

Interested students must apply at tinyurl.com/y8m8mx7w. Students must have a teacher advisor to accompany them to the Summit. Overnight stay is included; participants are responsible for travel to and from Frost Valley. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607- 865-6531 or jmd30@cornell.edu with any questions.

Student and teacher scholarships to attend the Youth Climate Summit are funded by NOAA, the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District.

To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s community programs and events call 607-865- 6531 or visit www.ccedelaware.org.

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