Saranac Lake High School student Gina Fiorile in "The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change" Looks at the Strategies of Adirondack Communities Adapting to Climate Change Through the Eyes of High School Students 

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center will present a special screening of a brand new documentary,  "The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change" on Friday, June 13th
beginning with a reception at 7pm. The documentary follows three local students and their experience with the Center's 2013 Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.  Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the students, the  film's producer, Victor Guadagno and climate scientist, Jerry Jenkins.

This 60-minute documentary, produced by Mountain Lake PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia, looks at the effects of climate change in the Adirondacks, and the next generation of visionaries working to make a difference.

In August of 2011 Hurricane Irene ripped through the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, destroying lives and village infrastructure and upsetting the delicate ecological systems in this pristine wilderness area. Once
seemingly immune to the effects of climate change, Irene exposed how even mountainous inland areas can be just as vulnerable to extreme weather events.

In the aftermath of the storm, three high school students take us on a journey through the region to meet local leaders and innovators as they search for both short-term adaptive strategies to extreme weather and long-term solutions to
reducing carbon emissions. Cody Bary, Erin Weaver, and Gina Fiorile gather experience and information as they prepare for and host the 2013 Youth Climate Summit, where 180 students meet, collaborate and draft action plans. 

In addition to the high school students that the film follows, a host of experts are interviewed as well including: Curt Stager, Professor of Natural Sciences, Paul Smith's College; Jerry Jenkins, Wildlife Conservation Society; and Ken Mudge, Dept. of Horticulture, Cornell University.

The film demonstrates how this region serves as a bellwether for climate change in the rest of the country and sounds a clarion call for awareness, and individual and collective response. 

This event is free and open to public. Reservations are encouraged, please visit  For more information, please visit us online at .

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Contact: Tracey A. Legat,