Save the Dates – Youth Ocean Conservation Summits coming to Savannah, GA; St. Louis, MO; and Pine Knoll Shores, NC in 2017!
As we gear up for 2017 we are excited to announce details for our first three satellite Youth Ocean Conservation Summits of the year.
Registration is now open for the third annual Savannah Youth Ocean Conservation Summit to be held at the University of Georgia Aquarium, on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia on January 27, 2017. Participants will learn about ocean conservation topics from presenters and keynote speakers. Teams of students will then brainstorm and develop plans for community projects addressing ocean conservation. Mentors experienced in project development topics such as fundraising, social media initiatives, and leadership will lead skill-building workshops to assist students with their project planning. Attendees will also hear from inspiring keynote speakers Clayton Ferrara from IDEAS for Us and Carter and Olivia Reeves, co-founders of One More Generation. The day will conclude with a free guided salt marsh walk for interested participants. Click here to register by January 25 for this special event.
The first mid-western Youth Ocean Conservation Summit will be hosted by the Saint Louis Zoo on February 10-12, 2017! Participants will hear from keynote speaker, Patrick Chandler, the Education Director of Washed Ashore – an organization that transforms debris from beach cleanups into art. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about conservation work carried out by their peers, develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects, and gain skills to implement these projects through exciting workshops. Additionally, this special event will include optional night hikes, an overnight stay at the zoo, and a scavenger hunt! Click here to read more about this special event!
The second annual North Carolina Youth Ocean Conservation Summit hosted by the Science House at North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology will take place at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on Saturday, February 25. Participants will once again have the opportunity to develop their own ocean conservation project plans, while learning from their peers and mentors, and gain skills to help ensure the success of these initiatives. The event will be keynoted by Sam Athey, President of the first college chapter of Plastic Ocean Project, UNC Wilmington POP and serves as the Plastic Ocean Project’s Director of Chapters. Click here to learn more about this special event and register for the Summit!
Stay tuned for more 2017 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit event announcements in the coming months as we line up the schedule for the year ahead!