Michelle Youngquist, Project Learning Tree / Idaho Forest Products Commission
Adam Mancini, VP at Treasure Valley Canopy Network & Nampa City Forester
Debbie Cook, Forestry Specialist with the City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department
Trees are the Answer! Engage Students in the Questions
In this breakout session participants will explore school yard trees and use an online tool to calculate the value of the ecosystem services those trees provide. Learn ways to involve students in local actions they can take for the good of their community and the world and local resources and support for these learning opportunities.
Tristan Harris, City of Boise, Community Engagement Coordinator
Tell Your Climate Story –Learn how to empower others to understand the ways climate change affects their daily lives, and that they have the ability to do something about it. Discover multimedia storytelling strategies that combine science, perspective and emotions to spark deeper connection and inspire action through personal narratives.
Tristan is a community engagement coordinator with the City of Boise, connecting Boiseans to the things they love and care about most, including clean water, clean air and open space. Her work behind the scenes with teams like the Climate Action Division to turn technical work into tangible projects that residents can get involved with. Tristan’s hope is to inspire a sense of environmental stewardship and interconnectedness in others. We all have something we are passionate about, be it children, furry friends, recreation, hobbies, or our livelihoods, and climate connects to all of it. When we care for our planet and everything on it, we get to do the fun things that we love every day and grow a healthy community for generations to come.