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The mission of "From Knowing to Acting" is to help create a sustainable future for Houston by educating our community about solutions to climate change and empowering one another to take action in our personal lives.
Friday, May 3, 2019
12:00 - 8:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public


12:00 PM in Welcome Center - Doors Open/Registration

12:30 - 2:00 PM in Gymnasium - First Panel and Q&A

Panelists: J. Scott Janoe, Partner at Baker Botts; Grant Hughes, Sustainability Specialist at Jacobs; Jesse Bounds, Director of the City of Houston’s Office of Innovation; Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist; Monica Pope, James Beard Award-Nominated Houston Chef and Restaurateur; Dr. Shivas Amin, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas

2:00 - 6:00 PM in Gymnasium - Student Research Presentations

2:00 - 6:00 PM in Primary Library - Student Art Exhibition

4:00 PM in Gymnasium - Student Film by Julia Lewis, AC 9th Year

5:00 - 6:00 PM in Gymnasium - Light Bites

Local, sustainable and student-prepared

6:00 - 7:30 PM in Gymnasium - Second Panel and Q&A

Panelists: Nina Mayes, Outreach Director for Office of Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07); Dr. Robert Talbot, Director of Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Houston; Marie Miglin, Citizens' Climate Lobby Texas; Dr. Larry Kremer, Senior Technology Advisor at Baker Hughes; Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (joining virtually), Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University; Adam Cernea Clark, Environmental and Natural Resources Manager at Pattern Development

8:00 PM - Doors Close


St. Catherine's AC and High School students have led every aspect of creating the symposium, from inviting the panelists and designing the schedule of events, to identifying research topics, communicating with mentors and preparing their research presentations. The symposium is made possible by a $6,500 grant from the National Wildlife Federation, which students applied for during the 2017-2018 school year.