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Changemakers Today for a Greener Tomorrow

Join us for the Annual Youth Summit on May 31st at Sandy Point State Park

Join MAEOE for the annual Youth Summit. This is a great opportunity for students and teachers to discover local environmental programs and resource providers. 

It is also a day of celebration for new and recertifying Green Schools and Green Centers. Whether or not you are receiving an award, attendees participate in award ceremonies, youth leadership activities, and the environmental literacy fair.

Every school in Maryland is invited for a nominal fee of $2 per student, chaperone and teacher. For groups over 100 people, please contact The park capacity is for 3,000 people and we want as many schools to attend as possible.

Green Schools Award Ceremony

The ceremony honors schools that successfully fulfilled Maryland Green School Program's Framework: Professional Development, Curricular Integration, Best Management Practices, Community Engagement, and Celebration.  Newly certified schools and centers will receive the Maryland Green Flag, a symbol of their continued commitment to the environment. In addition, schools will be recertified based on their continuing efforts. Over 560 Maryland schools are now current Maryland Green Schools.

Environmental Literacy Fair and Green Jobs Fair

Learn about the many exciting programs and organizations offering environmental learning and resources for schools. With over 50 learning stations for all ages, the Fair is designed to empower students through short interactive learning sessions.  Participants will learn to apply knowledge at school, home and in their communities to reduce pollution, decrease waste, increase habitat, limit carbon emissions, and create healthy learning and living environments.  This year, we will have a special area dedicated to Green Jobs and Youth Leadership. With a focus on high school students, we will highlight career opportunities, education opportunities, and leadership opportunities for the next generation of environmental leaders. 

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