Youth Summit

The annual MAEOE Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit is space for celebration and discovery.

2024 Youth Summit

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Sandy Point State Park (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Join MAEOE for the annual Youth Summit, a fantastic opportunity for both students and teachers to explore local environmental programs and connect with resource providers.

The event will feature celebrations for new and recertifying Green Schools and Centers. Whether or not you are receiving an award, participants can engage in hthe in-person Youth Summit, which includes award ceremonies, youth leadership activities, a green career fair and an environmental literacy fair. This summit promises hands-on learning, information sharing, knowledge expansion, and a chance to connect with nature.

Every school in Maryland is invited for a nominal fee of $2 per student, chaperone, and teacher. For groups of over 100 people, please contact The park's capacity is for 3,000 people and we encourage as many schools as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.

Transportation Funding:

There are funds available to assist with transportation for your school to the Youth Summit. Award amounts can go up to $800, depending on the number of applications received.

Review the PDF version to gather the necessary information for the application:(

Apply Here

School Registration:

Each school should register one teacher or lead, specifying the anticipated number of attending students and adults. If you're from a Green Center and cannot exhibit but still wish to attend, please complete this registration.

Register Here

Student Speaker and Student Exhibitor Registration:

This year's theme is "Healing Ourselves as We Heal the Earth." Align your exhibits and presentations with this central theme. Whether highlighting sustainable practices, promoting environmental education, or emphasizing wellness initiatives, we encourage you to creatively integrate these aspects into your participation. Choose to engage through exhibits or as speakers during award ceremonies. Please indicate your preference in the form.

Submit a Proposal

Exhibitor and Green Career Fair Registration:

This year's theme is "Healing Ourselves as We Heal the Earth." Align your exhibits with this theme at the Youth Summit, showcasing sustainable practices, environmental education, or wellness initiatives. You can participate through exhibition, engagement in the green career fair, or both. Indicate your choice by completing the form below.

Register Here

Check out the videos below to learn more about this event:

2022 Highlights:

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2020 Highlights: