Dress for the weather: The event occurs rain or shine and is outdoors all day. If it is raining please come prepared in rain jackets, rain pants (if you have them), and rain boots. The grass is very soft and wet. If it is sunny, please wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.
Interpretive hikes: Sandy Point State Park Rangers will be providing interpretive nature hikes at 9:30 and 12:00. Meet at Flounder (#10). There is a 30-person limit for each time slot, first come - first served.
Planting Service Project: Sandy Point State Park Rangers will be guiding students to participate in a Service Project. Meet at Flounder (#10) at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30. Student will be planting bay grasses plants at the Park. *Closed Shoes are required to participate.
Bus Information: Please make sure your bus does not leave the park. All buses are required to stay in the bus parking lot by the boat launch. This is in case there is the need to leave early because of weather related urgency such as lightening. Rangers say that the busses are the safest place for the students if there is lightening at the beach. Weather related emails will go out prior to the event. Please remember that this event takes place rain or shine.
Registration opens at 9:00. Exhibitors will be ready for students at 9:00: The Environmental Literacy Fair has hands-on activities, see the exhibitor list for age information. The Green Career Fair can be found at Heron #6. The Green Career Fair is for Middle School and High School students although elementary students can ask questions of our experts. Green Professionals are prepared to talk about their career paths, education needed for the job, their job and other jobs at the organization that they represent.
This is a trash-free event, pack it in and pack it out: Sandy Point State Park is ‘trash free’, so all visitors are asked to take their trash home with them. Although this year Waste Neutral will provide composting and limited recycling facilities for the event, please be prepared to take your trash/recycling home with you. A bag will be provided to your group leader on bus during the morning greeting.
First Aid: If you should require first aid support at the event please report directly to the First Aid responders in the drive near the Bath House (# 3 on your map). They will be available during the event.
No swimming allowed: Students may wade into the bay up to their knees if the teacher or chaperone allows. There is no place to change clothing.
No Climbing on Jetty’s: Please tell your students that climbing on the jetty’s are strictly prohibited.
Toilets: Port-a-potties have been provided for your convenience. They are brought in just for our event and contain hand sanitizer. They are very clean. Bathhouses are locked for this event. Two ADA Port-a potties are located close to the basketball court.
Reusable Water Bottles: All participants should bring a reusable water bottle (water refill stations will be available throughout the event). Please keep hydrated.
Lunch: All participants must provide their own lunches and/or snacks. The bathhouse snack shop will be selling drinks and limited snacks if your students are allowed to bring pocket money. Picnic spaces include designated pavilions, lawn, and beach. Bring a blanket and have a picnic!
MAEOE items for sale: There will be MAEOE souvenirs for sale like hats, t-shirts, sunglasses, water bottles, and lanyards.
Lt. Governor Rutherford will join us at the Youth Summit at 11:00am in the Big Tent and exploring the exhibits. If you have time, please bring your students to meet him. We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 30th!
Activities for Students
- Environmental Literacy Fair: Hands on learning stations for all ages
- Youth Leadership
- Green Career Fair: Come learn about green careers
- Interpretive Nature Hikes: MD State Park Rangers will lead two hikes
- Student Showcase: My Green School in Action! Student Exhibits
- Service Project: MD State Park Rangers will help lead a restoration project
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there transportation funding?
This year there is no funding for buses. If you are only bringing a few students contact the MAEOE office to see if another school nearby can share a bus with you!
Oh no it is raining the day of the Summit. Will the event be canceled?
The event occurs rain or shine and is outdoors all day. If it is raining please come prepared in rain jackets, rain pants (if you have them), and rain boots. The grass is very soft and wet. The event will only be canceled due to severe weather events that would make it unsafe to be outside.
Can my students go swimming?
No swimming allowed. Students may wade into the Bay up to their knees if the teacher or chaperone allows. There is no place to change clothing as the bathhouses are closed for the day. Port-a-potties are available for all restroom needs during the event.
What is the toilet situation like?
Port-a-potties have been provide for your convenience. They are very clean and contain hand sanitizer. Bathhouses are locked for this event. Two ADA Port-a potties are located close to the basketball court.
What time is my Green School or Green Center ceremony?
Ceremony schedules will not be posted until early May. Independent schools' ceremonies will occur at the same time that the public schools' ceremonies occur.
Can we buy snack/lunch there?
There is no place to buy food or drinks at the park. All participants must provide their own lunches and/or snacks. Picnic spaces include designated pavilions, lawn, and beach. Bring a blanket and have a picnic!
What sort of exhibitors are there?
Many government agencies and non-profit education centers provide hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Some also have demonstrations on green careers.
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More information and times will be posted in spring. Green Schools will be notified of their award status in April and will also be sent a letter/email confirming their award ceremony time and location in May.