The climate change symposium is free and open to the public, and will include panel discussions, displays of student research projects, art exhibitions, and a film presentation. This event is entirely student-planned, and is the result of a $6,500 grant from the National Wildlife Federation, which students applied for during the 2017-2018 school year. The AC and High School students are consulting with mentors on their research projects, and every student has had a hand in planning some aspect of the symposium, i.e. selecting and scheduling guest speakers, designing the event logo, organizing outreach. These are Montessori students doing real work to help members of their community see the ways in which they can take action to combat climate change and be motivated to make a difference in the world.