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Youth CAN Global Climate Change Summit for Students and Educators (Sat, 5/9 @ MIT

Please join Boston Latin School for its 3rd Annual Youth CAN Global Climate Change Summit for Students and Educators on Saturday, May 9th at MIT. Learn what each of us can do about climate change. Speakers, workshops, green entertainment, amazing door prizes and more promise an informative, fun day. Breakfast and lunch provided. Workshop space is limited. Registration online only at Please see the flyer for more information.

WHO: Middle and high school students and teachers from dozens of local schools; special guests Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Congressman Edward Markey, and MIT President Susan Hockfield

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

DETAILS: Organized by students in Boston Latin School's Youth Climate Action Network (Youth CAN), the 2008 summit will bring together students and teachers from all over the area for an exciting day of speakers, workshops and activities on topics ranging from environmental law, energy, sustainable living, the science of climate change, and more.

The Summit's purpose is to inform about global warming; foster student activism and leadership; develop a network that will work together to take action about climate change; and form a coalition of youth and educators to promote climate change education. Over 225 students attended the 2007 Summit from 47 different schools.

Mayor Thomas Menino will open the day, followed by MIT President, Susan Hockfield, and a keynote address from Congressman Edward Markey. Additionally, in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Youth CAN will award ten $1,000 climate action grants to youth groups who apply at the summit.

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