Local students take a closer look at climate change

The students were engaged in Stager's purpose - presenting the scientific evidence behind climate change.

"He had so much information," said Melanie Pierson. "It was good to hear the facts and not just opinions."

"Climate change has becomes a PR war," said Sarah Boggia, math and science teacher at MCS. "It's important to learn to look at it critically."

Many students in the Adirondacks think there is no reason to be concerned, but the truth is just the opposite, according to Boggia.

"My goal was to prove to them that caring about the environment doesn't mean not using our resources, just using them responsibly," she said.

Boggia's environmental studies class, taught over the distance learning network from MCS and broadcasted to Indian Lake and Newcomb Central Schools presented research projects on different aspects of climate change at the summit. They also explored how to reduce their own carbon footprints.

"People think they have to wait for a problem to fix it, but the important thing is to try and prevent the problem," said Frderico Lopez.

Boggia and Hodgson will continue their climate change programs throughout the end of the school year.

"The more you know, the more you care," said Boggia. "We are trying to learn as much about our environment as we can."

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