Genetics Camp 2017: Youth in Forest Genetics for Glocal Climate Change Resiliency


On March 3 to 5, about a hundred high school students, together with their advisers, will come together to learn and exchange innovative ideas to tackle climate change and forest genetics.

The Genetics Camp 2017 (GenCamp 2017) will engage the youth in several activities which aim to cultivate their social and environmental awareness, as well as incite action through capacity building workshops, so that they too, even at a young age, can actively participate in nation building through the application of science for environment protection and sustainability.

This year’s Genetics Camp is organized and presented by the UP Los Banos Genetics Society, co-presented by the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines, and organized with the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems.

GenCamp 2017 with the theme, "Sustaining the IndiGENEous: Amplifying Forest Genetics for Glocal Climate Change Resiliency," supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 13: Climate Action and SDG 15: Life on Land.

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