The Youth Environmental Action Summit (YEAS) brings together youth from across the Lower Shore of Maryland to explore ways they can take action on addressing environmental issues where they live and around the world. The Summit combines informative conference-style sessions and workshops in a fun atmosphere for a powerful day-long educational experience leading to changes in the lives, schools, and communities of young people working towards a more sustainable future. 


The 2021 Summit will take place virtually on a Wednesday this spring - official date is TBD. Between now and March, students who are interested in participating in YEAS should begin to investigate a local environmental issue. Students may choose to take one of the following tracks to participate in the summit:

Track 1: Before the summit identify a local issue that you want to address. Sign up for the summit and attend relevant sessions - including a workshop session with other students who care about the same issue as you! During the summit you'll be guided through the process of thinking about solutions and designing an action project. You'll have a chance to apply for a mini-grant, if you choose, later this spring. 

Track 2: Before the summit identify a local issue and a creative solution to the issue that you can implement right here in your community. Sign up for the summit and submit a proposal (a short video,  a timeline, and a budget). During the summit you'll have the chance to interface with a relevant community leader or professional who will give you feedback and practical tips for making your project come to life. During the awards ceremony, your project will be recognized and may be awarded implementation funds thanks to our generous sponsors.


For more information, media inquiries, or to attend, contact:

Aurelio Giannitti at aggiannitti@salisbury.edu

Elise Trelegan at elise.trelegan@noaa.gov

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We're going virtual in 2021!
Join us from home or school!


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