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What’s one way to solve our energy problems? Ask Connecticut “green teen teams” to come up with innovative ways to become environmentally responsible.
On May 9, 2009, more than 1,600 Connecticut middle and high school students will present their green solutions at the CT Student Innovation Expo from 9 AM to 3 PM at the CT Convention Center in Hartford, CT. The event is free to the public.
The schedule looks like this:
9 AM: CT Lt. Gov. Fedele leads the opening ceremony. His welcome is followed by a keynote from Lewis Pugh, polar adventurer, environmental activist, and only person to have swum in every ocean in the world. Pugh will educate the public about climate change as he recounts his below-freezing sea swim at the North Pole and other formidable challenges.
10 AM to 3 PM: Student exhibition booths are open. Teams will share their solutions, Web sites, original computer games, research, and marketing materials. See projects in biotechnology, e-commerce, engineering, health careers, information technology, science research, and digital media and movie making.
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM: High school “green” films will be shown at the CT Student Film Festival.
Throughout the day, students will give elevator pitches about their green ideas to a panel of business professionals, field experts, and higher education faculty.
To download a brochure and preview student projects, go to www.ctexpo.org.
Join us in Connecticut as we celebrate student work today for a sustainable world tomorrow!
© 2009 Donna Marie Books and Donna Marie Merritt