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Young Environmental Stewards Summer Conference

Washington College has one resource that no other college can claim, the Chester River. This river is a tributary of our beloved Chesapeake Bay, 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.

Throughout the week, you will explore the culture and history surrounding the Chesapeake Bay region, kayak on the Chester River, and forage at the College’s River and Field Campus. You will also engage in learning about wildlife habitat research and explore the Chester River by boat, on the College’s 46-foot research vessel, Callinectes. Washington College provides so many opportunities to engage in graduate-level experiences at the undergraduate level and you will get a taste of what current research is being done by students just like you.

The 2020 Conference will be July 14-17!

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Scholarship Application Submission Deadline:

May 1, 2020

Conference Registration Deadline:

June 26, 2020


The cost of the program is a flat rate of $700 (price includes room and board)

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

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