Youth Climate Summit 2020

2020 Virtual Catskills Youth Climate Summit – FOUR THURSDAYS: 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 (2020); 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom

The Catskills Youth Climate Summit advisory committee is hosting it’s fifth youth summit!  This year it will be a VIRTUAL workshop series to educate students about taking climate actions in their school and community.  The summit will take place over 4 dates with 4 different workshops (via Zoom), followed by climate action planning breakout sessions for each school team during the last half-hour.

Participating students will attend a recorded Climate Science 101 presentation and teachers will attend an Introduction to Climate Action Planning webinar to prepare for the summit.

DATES:  Four Thursdays, Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12 (2020) via Zoom
TIMES:  3:30-5:30 pm
COST:  Free for students grades 7-12 + teacher adviser
REGISTRATION: Schools register online at – Space is limited so reserve your spots now!
FLYER: Click HERE for our flyer with workshop descriptions

Thank you for sharing this announcement with students in your school. 


Funding for the Youth Climate Summit is provided by NOAA. Cornell Cooperative Extension is working with funders, The Wild Center and advisory teachers and students to develop this informative and empowering program series.

We look forward to an exciting Youth Summit and welcome your participation in this event!  If you have further questions please contact Jeanne Darling ( or 607-865-6531.


Youth Climate Summit 2019​

2019 Youth Climate Summit Flyer

The 2019 Youth Summit on October 7-8, 2019 at Frost Valley YMCA was a great success!  74 students and 37 teachers and presenters from 13 area schools attended.  Students learned about climate change and how to lead climate actions in their school and community.  Workshops and activities focused on 4 tracks: Recycling, Water, Science and Earth.  Speakers included:

  • Sean Russell, Director, Youth Ocean Conservation Summit – Saving Our Water Planet: Activating a Youth Movement to Change the World
  • Dove Karn, Margaretville Central School Teacher – Truth in 10 Climate Reality
  • Amanda LaValle, Ulster County Department of the Environment – Be a Catalyst for Community Climate Action

Funding for the Youth Climate Summit provided by NOAA, Catskill Watershed Corporation, NYC DEP and NYSERDA.  Student scholarships for Delaware County Schools were provided by Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Cornell Cooperative Extension worked with funders, The Wild Center and advisory teachers and students to develop this informative and empowering program.

Download the flyer

For more information, contact Jeanne M. Darling
Executive Director
(607) 865-6531