Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Second International Youth Symposium in Canada grew out of an earlier Symposium in 2006 developed by New Hampshire high school teacher Dan Bisaccio. Dan has been teaching biological field research courses to students for over 25 years. He has developed field tropical ecology courses in Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, and Mexico and taken over 400 students to the tropics with him.
In 2005, Dan brought 73 high school students from 9 nations together for the First Youth Symposium for Biodiversity. This was held in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Next year, there are plans to have a Third Youth Symposium for Biodiversity in Auriville, India. This event is to take place before COP11.