Youth Press Team, Reporting Live!

This year’s Discovering Sustainability Science Youth Conference was a roaring success! With so many spectacular student presenters and sustainability experts in attendance, it was of vital importance to document and analyze the important connections being made, and topics being shared during this celebration of science.

To this end, seven students from our hydroponic classrooms volunteered to adopt the mantle of junior journalists during the conference, and interviewed both fellow farmer-scientists as well as guest speakers. After the conference, each Press Team member wrote a thoughtful article detailing why they felt a Conference of this nature was so important. These talented young writers have shared their take-aways from this electric event, and we encourage you to read about their experiences, which include interviews with Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture, Director of Diversity in Career Pathways at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Jerri Taylor, and VP of Environmental Justice at New York Power Authority Kaela Mainsah.

Thank you to Giuliana Nagel, Anushka Gupta, Gabriela Waddell-Rodriguez, and Lucy Zary on our Junior Press Team as well as Laila Mansour, Madeline Keiger, and Nalani Morris on our Senior Press Team for their hard work in covering this event! Click on each Press Team member’s name to read their article.