Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley

Nurture Nature Center is pleased to announce its first annual Youth Climate Summit! All youth across the Lehigh Valley are welcome to attend, learn about climate change and actions you can take in your local community, and meet other like-minded youth! This will be a virtual event, so you can participate from anywhere using the details below (no pre-registration required)!

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 522-617-861

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Summit Agenda:

Wednesday July 8th 3:30-6 pm

  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Keynote talk with Maurice Henderson with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – Global Climate Change
  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Highlights of artists’ work related to climate change
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm – Dr. Kathryn Semmens and Lauren Fosbenner – Bringing the Global to the Local: how you may contribute to and be impacted by climate change.
  • 5:45 pm – Wrap Up Day 1

Thursday July 9th 3:30-6 pm

  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Panel discussion featuring local leaders in climate change, community, and mitigation strategies – What can we do as a community, school, and individuals?
  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Highlights of artists’ work related to climate change
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm – Panel discussion about climate action projects, case studies of other efforts, and concrete actions that can be taken, featuring NNC CREATE Ambassadors
  • 5:45 pm – Wrap up Day 2 and Next Steps

Questions or accessibility concerns?  Contact Kate at

NNC’s 2019-20 CREATE Ambassadors Cohort

More About Youth Climate Summits:

The Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley was inspired by a model started by the WILD Center’s Youth Climate Program. The Program works globally to convene and empower young people to implement Climate Action Plans in their schools and communities through Youth Climate Summits.

Check out what other young people have accomplished at Youth Climate Summits:

  • Bronx Youth Climate Summit, May 2020 – This summit was among the first to be held virtually, and attracted a geographically diverse audience to engage on a variety of topics, with a strong focus on environmental justice.
  • Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit, Starting May 2020 – Rather than a one-time event, this summit brings participants together for a new workshop on a weekly basis. Each session includes a challenge to take action.
  • Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, Held annually – The Wild Center’s own climate summit is a 2-day experience for high school and college students. It has served as a model for other summits, including the Lehigh Valley’s!
  • Map of Previous Youth Climate Summits – This map shows over 30 climate summits that have been held around the world.


The 1st Annual Youth Climate Summit is part of CREATE Resilience, a project of the Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA.



Prepared by the Nurture Nature Center, Inc., under award NA18SEC0080005 from the Environmental Literacy Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.