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ERIC Number: EJ855071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1084-6522
Energy and Obesity--The 2008 Keystone Youth Policy Summits
NCSSSMST Journal, v14 n2 p16-21 Spr 2009
Keystone Science School and Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy programs blend learning in the natural world with developing mediation and conflict resolution skills. Since 2004, these two divisions of The Keystone Center in Colorado have partnered with the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) to offer Keystone Youth Policy Summits (YPS). The Summits have awakened Consortium students to a world of problem solving that incorporates critical thinking and consensus and provided them with the experiential tools to find solutions to issues they will inherit from previous generations. Two groups of students met during the 2008 Summits. The 2008 topics were "Sustainable Fuels in America" and "Obesity in America." Participants researched each topic prior to their YPS and came together to meet with experts and to discuss and negotiate policy recommendations. This article summarizes the two reports that resulted: (1) the "Student Agreement on Sustainable Fuels in America"; and (2) the "Student Agreement on Obesity in America."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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