George Mason University—The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

 

Overview

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.

General Info

Name George Mason University—The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment
Location Fairfax, VA
Year-round Contacts 703-993-5010
Program Focuses & Features Environmental Science, Leadership
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline February
Director Richard K. Friesner, Program Director
Residential Fee $1925 (+$30), 1 week. College credit.
Year Established 2010
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 1 weeks long

Contact

Richard K. Friesner, Program Director
703-993-5010