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Young Environmental Stewards Summer Conference

Washington College has one resource that no other college has, the Chester River. This river is a tributary of our beloved Chesapeake Bay watershed, North America’s largest estuary. Home to the Chesapeake Semester, the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College provides an interdisciplinary approach to exploring both the natural and man-made environments around us. 

At the Young Environmental Stewards’ Conference, rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will have the opportunity to interact with other like-minded students and explore the integration of environmental issues and social values.

One Day One of the Conference, students explore an overview of the culture and history surrounding the Chesapeake Bay region, will go kayaking on the Chester River, and forage at the College’s River and Field Campus. Day Two will include learning about wildlife habitat research and explore the Chester River by boat on the College’s 46 foot research vessle, the Callinectes. Day Three students will have a choice of exploring one of three options: food policy, archaeology, or geographic information systems.

The 2018 Conference will be July 17-21!



All proceeds are used solely to benefit the operation of the Young Environmental Stewards’ Conference and all associated programs. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jamie Frees at jfrees2@washcoll.edu