The TEDxYouth@MSC is an opportunity for 5 to 8th grade students in NYC to talk about their science research and how it is relevant to their everyday life in terms of achieving a more sustainable urban environment.
The event hosts about 15 students with a 3 to 6 minutes presentation each, and 2 adults "guests speakers" with longer presentations that bring students conversations to a deeper level.
The event is covered by a Youth Press Team composed by 6-8th grade students that feed the website/blog, interview the speakers, tweet, and take pictures at the event..
The TEDxYouth@MSC will be streaming live!
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Viraj PuriViraj co-founded Gotham Greens in 2008. He has developed and managed start-up enterprises in New York City, Ladakh, India and Malawi, Africa focusing on green building, renewable energy, and environmental design. Prior to founding Gotham Greens, Viraj worked at New York Sun Works, an environmental engineering not for profit organization.
Andi Kraft7th grade student at PS 333
Clara Litzman7th grade students at PS333
Leah Bickley7th grade student at PS333
Gabby Rosario7th grade student at PS333
Ezekiel Walsh7th grade student at PS333
Isabel Armstrong6th grade student at PS333
Tatyana Gonzalez6th grade student at PS333
Zeke Allis6th grade student at PS333
Cleshawn Bratcher5th grade student at PS208
Eli Carlson5th grade student at PS208
Natalie Casilla5th grade speaker at PS208
Halimatou Barry5th grade student at PS208
Cristina TrowbridgeCristina A. Trowbridge is a senior manager of science teacher professional development at the American Museum of Natural History. Cristina works with a team of colleagues to design and facilitate science teacher professional development workshops, institutes and graduate course for teachers on science topics such as biodiversity, evolution, conservation genetics, and museum learning. Before coming to the Museum, Cristina taught high school biology for five years at a small expeditionary learning NYC public high school. Before moving to NYC in 2011, she was the director for ten years of a natural history and science museum in New Mexico. Cristina's education background and interests are in Biology, connecting local environmental topics in teaching, K-12 science education, supporting teaching and museum learning. Cristina has a Masters degree in Science Education.
Ava Messick5th grade student at PS333
Mali Werner5th grade student at PS 333
Chris Bogomas5th grade student at PS 333
Erica Morales-Armstrong5th grade student at PS 333
Luca Burlacu5th grade student at PS 333
Emily StephensonYouth Press Team support and viewing parties
Shakira CastronovoGreenhouse Science Teacher
Nicole Williams6th grade teacher
Erin Moughon7th and 8th grade science teacher
Caroline Ebrahim7th and 8th grade teacher - Youth Press Team
Brian Gordon7th and 8th grade science teacher
Mary Ann SchmidthStorytelling Teacher