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Conference to teach students about climate change

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago April 02, 2013 Apr 2, 2013 Tuesday, April 02 2013 April 02, 2013 1:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University says 10 historically black colleges and universities are holding a conference this week about climate change and community resilience. The HBCU Climate Change Student Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at Dillard.

Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice says the conference is designed to introduce students to climate change science and to help them become leaders and advocates for communities affected by climate change.

Groups of two to three students representing a single school will display and discuss posters like those presented at professional scientific conferences.

The schools involved are among more than 100 historically black colleges and universities nationwide.

The conference also is open to majority institution students and faculty who want to learn about climate change, its effects and community resilience.

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