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Webinar: Teen Earth Optimism – How Young People Are Tackling Climate Change

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with climate educator Jen Kretser aired June 16, 2020, as part of the Teen Tuesday: Earth Optimism series. Watch a recording in the player above.


In this video, we discuss how young people are taking the lead on tackling climate change in their communities with Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Initiatives at The Wild Center in Upstate New York. Jen talks about her experience developing the Youth Climate Summit, shares stories of how teens have utilized their unique passions and creativity to make a difference in their schools and communities, and suggests ideas for what you can do to combat climate change.

Moderator: Museum Educator Meaghan Cuddy

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
6-8, 9-12
Life Science