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3rd Annual Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

3rd Annual Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley

Saturday, April 30th, 2022, 1-2:30 pm (in-person and virtual)

Be inspired, get ideas, connect with others!

1-2 pm Lightning talks featuring inspirational young women in the Lehigh Valley:

Madeline Squarcia – Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Melissa Benzinger McGlynn – Climate, Birds, and Art

Melissa Morales – Climate Change and the Delaware Water Gap

Louisa Durkin – What Success in Climate and Biodiversity Actions Look Like

2-2:30 pm Guided tour of the Climate Conservations Art Exhibit at NNC

If you are interested in the environment, sustainability, climate change, or biodiversity this event is for you.

Free to attend. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/3rdYCSLV

ABOUT our speakers

Madeline Squarcia – Madeline is a senior at Lafayette College double majoring in Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about creating a more sustainable, just, and resilient world by improving the relationships between the environment and society. She is also very involved on campus and in the community. This semester, she is studying “Biomimicry in Sustainable Development and Design” as an independent study and is excited to share with us the value of learning from our surroundings to create a more sustainable future.

Melissa Benzinger McGlynn is a mixed media artist specializing in fiber art with a passion for birds and wildlife. She is currently working on her bachelors’ degrees in Organismal Biology and Environmental Studies at ESU, with the dream of obtaining a Master’s degree in Ornithology.

Melissa Morales is a former park ranger for the National Park Service. In 2021, she graduated from Moravian College (now Moravian University) with her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Currently, she is an incoming master’s student at Colorado State University, where she will study ecology. She is passionate about conservation and protected lands, and she is invested in accessibly communicating science to the public.

Louisa Durkin manages an international climate data community that is at the intersection of digital technology, accountability, and climate policy. She has a background in molecular biodiversity and food systems. She’s very focused on identifying and highlighting solutions.


April 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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