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Theme: Discovering Sustainability Science

This event occurred on
June 8, 2012
9:00am - 12:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
New York, NY
United States

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.

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

Organizing team


New York, NY, United States
  • 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