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2024 Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Youth Summit

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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 Green Centers. Whether or not you are receiving an award, participants can engage in the 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 to attend for a nominal fee of $2 per student, chaperone, and teacher. For groups exceeding 100 people, please reach out to The park’s capacity is 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.

Registration Links

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.

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.

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.

2024 Finton Award Nomination

This year, the MAEOE Robert Finton Outdoor Educator of the Year Award will be announced at the Youth Summit. This award program recognizes an individual who demonstrates leadership and innovation in environmental and outdoor education. Bob Finton personified enthusiasm, innovation, and excellence in the field of environmental education, and this award will honor his memory by rewarding efforts to strive for these qualities.


May 30
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
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Sandy Point State Park
1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
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