This weeklong program for rising high school juniors and seniors combines environmental science and conservation study with leadership skills development. Participants are typically nominated by high school educators or by George Mason University through information it receives pertaining to college entrance examination data and from other sources; some program slots are also available to self-nominated students. During the session, future environmentalists engage in hands-on, experiential learning activities that involve decision-making simulations that require problem solving and an exploration of the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in environmental issues. Guest speakers lead discussions on various relevant topics. Students earn one college credit upon program completion.
|Name||George Mason University—The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment|
|Program Focuses & Features||Environmental Science, Leadership|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 16-18|
|Director||Richard K. Friesner, Program Director|
|Residential Fee||$1925 (+$30), 1 week. College credit.|
|Dates & Sessions||1 session, 1 weeks long|