April 12, 2017

PDS Climate Change Conference, April 23

Princeton Day School has partnered with Princeton University to create the Energy and Climate Scholars program at the school. Each year, a select group of PDS sophomores, juniors, and seniors meet monthly over a working dinner with Princeton University PhD students, learning and conversing about energy, climate, and related science, economic, policy, and politics. 

The Energy and Climate Scholars have now organized, with Princeton University and the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association.

The Student Climate Change Conference will take place at the Watershed on Sunday, April 23. Open to all high school students, the event will feature workshops on policy, water, climate change, food, and agriculture. The goal is for 100 high school students from all over the state to attend the conference on April 23.

Liz Cutler, Upper School English teacher and sustainability coordinator, is the faculty advisor to the Energy and Climate Scholars. When announcing the conference, Ms. Cutler said, “Students have planned every aspect of this conference, from writing grant proposals, to connecting with local businesses to donate food, to organizing the schedule, and to advertising through social media. They will run the small group discussion and the logistics of the day. I am very proud of them. They want all students to know what they now know about energy and climate.”

For more information and to register, visit www.pds.org.