May 18, 2017

Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD

The annual Youth Summit is held at Sandy Point State Park, along the shores of the majestic Chesapeake Bay. This event is for all Maryland Schools. Teachers and students are invited to discover programs and resources for their schools, through hands-on learning with local environmental education providers. It is a day of celebration for new and re-certifying 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 – Fee: $2 per student, chaperones and teacher (The fee helps defer the costs of this event). Contact if you are interested in bringing more than 100 people.  We are limited to 3000 people total and want to allow as many schools to attend as possible.

Green Schools Award Ceremony

The ceremony honors schools that successfully fulfilled the areas which form the framework of the Maryland Green School Program:  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 re-certified based on their continuing efforts. Over 560 Maryland schools are now current MD Green Schools.

Register your school to attend!

Thanks to Maryland DNR, there is a limited amount of funding available. Please click here for more information.

Environmental Literacy 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 youth in 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. For more information on being an exhibitor, click here. For more information about the Green Jobs and Youth Leadership tent, click here

Register as an exhibitor to be a part of this exciting event!

Student Exhibitors

MAEOE is looking for youth that would like to share their work with others. The goal is to showcase your work and be able to talk with other students about how you completed your projects. If you are enthusiastic about your Green School efforts and would like to share your achievements with like-minded peers, we encourage you to apply! Space is limited, so register early!

Green Schools Video Challenge

Show off your great efforts by creating a 1-3 minute video of all the great things your school has done! MAEOE will highlight your video on our social media. Grading rubric and helpful hints are provided for your convenience. Click here for more information.

Youth Keynote Speakers

We are looking to highlight two-five student projects in this year’s keynote speech. If you teach in a K-12 Maryland Green School or are applying in 2016-2017 and have students who did a green school-related project this year, you are eligible to apply for your students to present. Click here for more information.