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Guardians of Earth

Next week, the international forum uniting generations, "The Guardians of Earth," is bringing together high school students ages 14-17 from around the world to share their ideas for protecting Earth with astronauts, cosmonauts, scholars and each other. This is another example of why you don’t have to be in orbit to have the orbital perspective,

Based on the belief that by joining together our international community can make a difference - and that each of us can make a difference - the forum brings tomorrow's leaders together to get to know each others cultures and capabilities. During the August 5th - 8th forum at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, students will share their vision for our shared future, work in small groups, and together come up with guiding principles that set standards for the citizens of Earth collectively and individually.

By interacting with astronauts and cosmonauts, they are further exposed to the unique perspective of those who have seen Earth's fragility from space. Participants will return home with a broader worldview and appreciation for the planet, strengthening their resolve to take action and become true Guardians of our Earth.

I hope all the students have a wonderful time and they come away from the experience with a commitment to work together to improve life on Earth and not accept the status quo on our planet.

Details: August 5-9, 2012, GCTC. For more information or to get involved, please contact Alexandra Titova in Russia or Anne-Marie Corley in the U.S.