Supporting High School Environmental Clubs and Inspiring Future Leaders

Each year a regional Youth Earth Summit (YES) for high school students is sponsored by and held at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The goal is to engage young people in climate change action and support high school environmental clubs.

YES gives students a chance to interact, meet adults who work in environmental fields, and learn about local and national research and issues. Participants gain academic knowledge, community involvement skills, and positive experiences in environmental stewardship. Communities benefit from projects undertaken by YES attendees. YES encourages students to start environmental stewardship projects at their schools. (2016)

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Partners: Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Youth Earth Summit