Youth Conservation Summits

The Youth Conservation Summits provide youth participants of all ages (upper elementary-college) the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems.

The mission is to empower the next generation of ocean conservationists, with a focus on helping students to launch projects in their communities. Students who participate in these programs will:

  • Hear stories of student-driven ocean conservation projects;
  • Develop plans for their own projects and mini-grant applications;
  • Take part in workshops and training sessions designed to ensure success in securing their mini-grant projects;
  • Participants will network with researchers, marine organizations and other young people who are passionate about ocean preservation.

Pre-registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on Saturday, November 4th. The event is being sponsored by Coastal Steward, Inc., the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, and the Youth Ocean Conservation Team.

Attendees for the 3rd Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit will be inspired by dynamic speakers, including our keynote speaker, William Wise, the Director of New York Sea Grant and former Associate Director of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

Join us on Saturday, November 4th in Endeavour Hall at Stony Brook University. Sign in begins at 8:00 AM. Be sure to register early as seating is limited. The first 50 student registrants will receive a free book.

To download the event flyer (Click Here).


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