Creating an avenue for students to join the climate movement through education and action in our local community.
MCPS students are equipped with the knowledge and tools to live more eco-friendly lives.
When & Where
Virtually on Saturday, March 5th, 2022
Event Details & Registration
We're excited for our 1st year of the MCPS Youth Climate Summit!
High School students from across MCPS will learn, connect and design action projects that will make a difference in their local community! The MCPS Youth Climate Summit is for high school students who are thinking critically about environmental issues and solutions in their own communities. No experience required. Creative minds are welcome!
Be a Mentor
Who are Mentors?
Mentors are MCPS High School Staff with an interest in the environment and the ability to convene, organize and inspire!
What do Mentors Do?
Mentors support students by convening them to investigate a local environmental issue.
Before the summit, encourage your students to start thinking about local environmental issues that they care about. Have your students register for the summit so we know that they'll be attending and support them in attending relevant sessions - including a workshop session where students will be guided through the process of thinking about solutions and designing an action project.
Virtual Info Session for Mentors
Mentor training and support will be provided.
2021/2022 workshop information is coming soon.
If you're looking for professional development this summer around some of the issues that students are most interested in, check these virtual opportunities out:
- June 28-July 1 - Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference
- July 26-30 - Teachers on the Estuary (focus on climate change and human health)
- Summer 2022 - Summer Institute for Climate Education (focused on climate change, human health, and environmental justice)
Need more information? Please contact Dina Link
The MCPS Youth Climate Summit would not be possible without the support of many. The MCPS Youth Climate Summit Steering Committee thanks our sponsors and the many organizations and MCPS teams that guide and support us in this journey.
This event was made possible through a generous grant from
Special Thanks to these MCPS teams for their support and collaboration
Climate Education Resources
Local climate-oriented groups
Bethesda Green Environmental Leaders
Group of high school juniors and seniors involved in sustainability writing & research, and environmental projects, and many more!
Online education driven by MCPS high schools students to provide climate courses and curriculum for interested middle and high school students.
Montgomery County Regional Environmental Affairs Taskforce
Raises awareness on environmental issues and pushes MCPS students to advocate for environmental affairs.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Conservation organization that engages in environmental education, advocacy, and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green (KMCCG)
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation that strives to maintain our local community’s environment by educating people on littering, recycling, damage of property, and clean up projects; also involved the Adopt a Road and Adopt a Spot programs.
(Peer Outreach with Energy Resources)
P.O.W.E.R (Peer Outreach with Energy Resources) is a group of MCPS high school students who create and deliver presentations at Montgomery County Public Libraries on energy efficiency and conservation.
Montgomery Energy Connection
Montgomery Energy Connection is a network of county government and community partners that provide customized, community-level education on the benefits of energy efficiency, availability of programs, and opportunities for assistance