Media Advisory/Photo-Op - The Climate Change Exchange

Youth in four continents connect to discuss challenges and solutions via live video at the Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - On March 9 & 10, the Ontario Science Centre and the British Council are co-hosting a live event linking teenagers in Olympic host nations for a dialogue on challenges and potential solutions for climate change. Participants from Canada (2010 Winter Games), the United Kingdom, (2012 Summer Games), Russia, (2014 Winter Games) and Brazil, (2016 Summer Games) will discuss the chief climate change issues facing their countries and their ideas about how to tackle them.

High school and university students will be participating in the discussion, including a core group of British Council International Climate Champions. They will be linked via video-conference moderated at Science Centre in front of a live audience. International participants will be based at science museums including the Science Museum in London and the Museu da Vida in Rio de Janeiro.

Live streaming of the event can be viewed at

    WHAT:     The Climate Change Exchange: A live event where youth in four
              countries share their ideas and solutions

    WHO:      Moderator:  Nishin Nathwani, Centre Wellington District High
                          School, Fergus, ON
              Panellists: Julie D'Aoust, Marianopolis College, Montreal, QC
                          Thamy Giritharan, Marc Garneau Collegiate
                           Institute, Toronto, ON
                          David Lawless, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
                          Allan Luk, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto,
              Interviews: Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre
                          Mark Cohon, Chair, Board of Trustees (Mar. 10)

    WHEN:     March 9 & 10, 2010 (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST each day)

    WHERE:    Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd
              Weston Family Innovation Centre - Level 6
              (TV crews may use the valley parking, enter off of Gateway
              Drive, south of the main entrance, and drive down the hill to
              security entrance)

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Tripti Saha, Programmes & Technical Advisor, British Council, Cell (613) 818-4923,; Christine Crosbie, Media Relations Officer, Ontario Science Centre, (416) 696-3191,

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