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Green Kids Conference


          A conference dedicated to children!GKC-logo-HiRes
           Join us for the 5th, Green Kids Conference!
          When: Saturday, June 13, 2015           Where: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
               1065 La Avenida St, Building 1, Mountain View, CA – 94043
          Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Announcement:You might have heard the news about Microsoft re-developing their Silicon Valley Campus, which means that this facility would not be available to us
      Our goal is to reach as many kids as possible, and continue to be part of the solution to our environmental problems. We are unable to offer the next Green Kids Conference at this time.
      We are focusing on our Green Star School Awards Program, in order to reach the kids directly at school. Through the Green Star School Awards  program, we will also be able to connect our partner resources directly with the schools.
     News: Microsoft eyes major modernization of Mountain View campus in development proposal
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/02/27/microsoft-eyes-major-modernization-of-mountain.html

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Please continue to support us in this journey to save this precious planet. Our journey will continue no matter the changes we face along the way!


Green Kids Now is Changing the World! (from the 5th, Green Kids Conference, 06/13/15)


Green Kids Conference – Building Responsible Innovators! (from the 4th, Green Kids Conference, 05/31/14)

To help continue our mission,  become our sponsor, partner, or supporter! Donate Now: http://www.greenkidsnow.org/donate/

Overview of Green Kids Conference

(from the 3rd, Green Kids Conference, 06/01/13)


Green Kids Now, Inc., was honored to bring you,

5th, Green Kids Conference!

Founder’s speech at 5th, Green Kids Conference, 06/13/2015

(This is only a short overview from his full 50 minutes presentation)

Founder-Pavan Raj Gowda’s speech at the 4th, Green Kids Conference.

Our goal is to educate kids and their families on environmental issues, make them aware of available resources and opportunities, and also to promote, encourage, and reward new innovative ideas.

Come and explore the latest developments and opportunities in the following areas:

1. Education and Research

2. Clean Technology and Alternative Energy Sources

3. Climate Science

4. Waste Management

5. Air Quality

6. Land / Nature Preservation

7. Energy / Water Conservation

8. Biomimicry

9. Green Chemistry

10. Hydroponics


Check out our Jr. Scientists and Innovators Section!

“Encouraging our next generation to responsexbly innovate”

Innovation and Environmental Sustainability should not be considered separately. Most of the issues we are seeing today with us not knowing how to use our raw materials and how to dispose of an item properly- like plastics, are because when people created products they did not consider these things.  But now we know from our mistakes and from the issues we are currently facing today, that the right way is for us to think about environmental sustainability from the beginning of creating any product or solution.

“Environmental etiquette is the new norm for innovation”

 Purpose of Jr. Scientists and Innovators section:  To encourage kids to focus on science and innovation, and emphasize that environmental sustainability must be in the heart of everything we do. *** Click here for Jr. Scientists and Innovators participation details and entry form ***

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Check out our Environmental Arts Exhibit!

Kids expressing their environmental message through arts using various form factors.

“A picture is worth thousand words”

*** Click here for Environmental Arts Exhibit participation details and entry form ***

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Come prepared to learn and have fun; there are lots of hands-on-activities and information that is sure to keep adults and kids of all ages curious and interested.

And much more… For questions or comments contact us at: info(at)greenkidsconference.org

For more details, please visit the conference website:

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 Snapshot of our Keynote Speakers, Chief Guests, and Expert presenters:

 

DrMulvihill  2015: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin J. MulvihillDr. Martin J. Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, shared his enthusiasm, passion for Green Chemistry, and explained how Chemistry plays a very important role in our daily lives. http://bcgc.berkeley.edu/acs-green-chemistry-ambassador-video
 IMG_1751  2014: Chief Guest: Mr. Robert Hanna Mr. Robert Hanna, is the great-great-grandson of the famous environmentalist John Muir! He also shared about John Muir’s childhood days as an inventor! It was fascinating to learn about John Muir’s childhood days, and his passion for conservation and innovation.
 DZ-2  2014: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Zalles   Dr. Daniel Zalles presented about SRI Environmental Science Instructional Solutions (SESIS) – http://sesis.sri.com  – Center for Technology and Learning, SRI International. He shared about the tools and resources available for children to use for their research on Climate Science.
 IMG_1084  2013: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher VineyDr. Christopher Viney, Professor, School of Engineering, UC Merced is a Pioneer in Biomimicry (New method of Innovation) Dr. Viney explained the complex materials in terms a lay audience could easily understand. His factual presentation and anecdotes, were all delivered interactively and with humor.
 IMG_0407  2012: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Dunbar Dr. Robert B. Dunbar, Professor, Stanford University, presented about Climate Dynamics, Oceanography, Marine Ecology and allowed kids to actually touch and feel the rare species of coral reef that he had brought from the most remote part of our oceans.
 DSC_4667  2014, 2012, and 2011: Topic “Save The Frogs” – Dr. Kerry KrigerDr. Kerry Kriger is an ecologist, Founder, and Executive Director, of Save The Frogs organization. He presented about amphibians and their impacts on our ecosystem, and shared how we could take action to protect amphibians. His presentations are always interactive and entertaining with sounds of frogs!
 Shanti 2014 and 2012: Topic: Biomimicry-Innovations Inspired by Nature – Shanti Balaraman Mrs. Shanti Balaraman, President of Green Kids Now, Inc., presented about Biomimicry, how it is being used in industries, and also shared works of other children and their research works in this field.

 

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