Rye Neck High School will host its second independently organized, licensed, youth TEDx conference on March 20 from 6-9:30 p.m. TEDx conferences include talks, participatory activities and presentations that encourage the audience and speakers to share ideas and perspectives around global themes.
Seventeen students in grades 8-12 will present this year’s theme, “#CLIMATE.” The theme was chosen by the speakers because it reflects their deep concern for moving the community from apathy to action. The students will share their ideas in short, concise talks, and the audience will have a chance to participate and exchange their thoughts in breakout discussion groups.
The presentations represent a wide range of climate change topics, from large-scale impacts, such as global migration and economic divestment, to the importance of meatless family dinners and youth leadership. The students will share new and surprising ways of thinking and will present well-known basic facts from new perspectives.
The school will also host various local resources and organization exhibitors, who are committed to working with the community to help save the environment on a more microcosmic level. TEDxRyeNeckHigh #CLIMATE is about sharing ideas and to have everyone who attends make a commitment to go above and beyond what they are already doing to live sustainably and to inspire others to do the same. Exhibitors at the event will share their mission and further engage with audience members to work together to combat the detrimental effect of climate change.
Tickets are limited to 200 and are available on the district’s homepage at www.ryeneck.k12.ny.us
. For more information, contact Dr. Valerie Feit at email@example.com