Young Environmental Stewards Conference
Date: 4:00pm EDT July 17 - 9:00am July 21
Washington College has one resource that no other college can claim, 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.
On Day One of the Conference, students 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. Day Two will include learning about wildlife habitat research and exploring the Chester River by boat, on the College’s 46 foot research vessel, Callinectes. On Day Three, students will have a choice of to explore one of three options: food policy, archaeology, or geographic information systems (GIS).
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 15 IN ORDER TO ATTEND.