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Theme: Discovering Sustainability Science

New York, NY, United States
June 8th, 2012

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About this event

The TEDxYouth@MSC “Discovering Sustainability Science” will create a platform for Manhattan School for Children P.S.333 students to share their scientific creativity while celebrating the Greenhouse Project program. Students will present results from their research to answer questions to their environmental concerns. Students will be empowered by the opportunity to spread their thoughts to a diverse live and on-line audience.

“Discovering Sustainability Science” creates an opportunity for 5th to 8th grade youth to talk about about the interactions between humans, technology and the environment. It represents an opportunity to understand that humans can use this knowledge to find long term solutions to environmental problems such as the ones related to water, food, energy, health, and waste.

At the TedxYouth@MSC, young speakers will share the stage with renowned educators and professionals in each of the three areas of the conference: Farmers on the Roof; Sustainable Solutions-Sustainable Cities; and A Sustainable Learning Process.

We hope the TEDxYouth@MSC conference will inspire many communities around the globe to combine knowledge and action for a sustainable future.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Greg Kiss
    Gregory Kiss has been working to advance the art and technology of environmentally responsible architecture for over 20 years. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture at Columbia University, he became a founding partner of Kiss+Cathcart Architects in 1983.
  • Hudson Roditi
    Hudson is program Director of the Urban Advantage Middle School Initiative at the AMNH in NYC. He coordinates collaboration among the 8 science-rich cultural institutions, the NYC DOE and over 170 public schools. His interests include designing professional developemnt to maximize modeling and scaffolding opportunities for teachers and to maximize the potential of the cultural institutions to support grade 8 student research.
  • Dickson Despommier
    Dr. Despommier is internationally known for developing the concept and championing the idea of vertical farming. He recently presented his revolutionary ideas in his book: THE VERTICAL FARM: Feeding the World in the 21st Century. As a result of this work he has been interviewed by The Economist, TIME, and has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Discovery Channel, The Big Think, and The Colbert Report."As we face the challenges of rapid population growth, climate change, and dwindling resources, it’s clear that we need to find alternative sources of food, water, and energy to meet the world’s ever-growing demands for these necessities. Moving our agricultural systems into high-rise city buildings," says Despommier, "would transform the way we grow fruit, vegetables, poultry, and fish, and alleviate many of the serious environmental problems we are currently facing." Hydroponic technology (soil-less growing) is a key component of these proposed vertical farms. Dr. Despommier is a long-term member of New York Sun Works Advisory Board.
  • James Dawson
    7th grade student at the Manhattan School for Children
  • Myasia Williams
    7th grade student at the Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Wesley Vasquez
    8th grade student at the Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Calvin Robards
    6th grade student at MSC- PS333
  • Isabel Genn
    6th grade student at MSC-PS333
  • Ned McCoubrey
    6th garde student at MSC PS333
  • Mila Smith
    6th grade student at MSC-PS333
  • Sophia Correa
    6th grade student at PS333
  • Elizabeth Beall
    6th grade student at MSC PS333
  • Jonah Rohlfing
    5th grade student at MSC PS333
  • Rodrigo Sanchez de Lozada
    5th grade student at Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Jesse O'Sullivan
    5th grade student at Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Dar Arnoff
    5th grade student at Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Margaux Terrasson
    5th grade student at Manhattan School for Children PS333
  • Aaron Philip
    5th grade student at MSC-PS333
  • Noah Pellettieri
    5th grade student at MSC-PS333
  • Ami Yashimura
    5th grade student at MSC-PS333

Venue and Details

Manhattan School for Children P.S.333
154 West 93rd Street
New York, NY, 10025
United States

Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Manuela Zamora
New York, NY, United States

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Sidsel Robards
Claire Lowenstein
Emily Stephenson
Viewing Parties and Press
Oshane Cooke
Jessica Rose Jardinel
Caroline Ebrahim
MSC 6th grade Teacher
Shakira Castronovo
MSC Greenhouse Teacher
Mary Ann Schmidt
MSC Storytelling Teacher
Erin Moughon
MSC 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
James Dawson
7th and 8th Grade ELA Teacher
Indiana Hoover
Teaching Assistant
Karin Spraggs
PA Co-President
Rita Genn
PA Co-President
MSC Student Council
Youth Press

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