UNC Greensboro will host its first-ever Student Climate Change Summit on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on campus.

The event includes presentations by UNCG, NC State and Grimsley High School students and a keynote address by Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Florida. In addition, a mixed-media art piece by Greensboro Montessori School students will be on display.

“Climate change confronts us with the most demanding and unique social, political and psychological tasks ever faced by humankind,” said Dr. Steve Kroll-Smith, professor of sociology and one of the event’s organizers. “The students participating in UNCG’s first Climate Change Summit worked tenaciously on a variety of research and creative projects to help them and us better understand the likely consequences of going to war with nature.”

The event is free and open to the public, and is organized by the Departments of Sociology, Geography and Anthropology, and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program.