Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit empowers middle and high school students across the country with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities.

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) for students grades 7-12 on Saturday, January 27, 2017. The summit will take place at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island near Savannah. 

This event will allow student participants to:

  • Learn about current ocean conservation topics includingmarine debris, habitat restoration and citizen science.
  • Brainstorm and develop community project plans addressing ocean conservation.
  • Attend skill-building workshops such as fundraising, social networking and leadership training to promote project success.
  • Connect and network with other interested students and professionals.

Online registration will open Dec. 4, 2017 and closes Jan. 27, 2018. The summit is limited to 50 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $10 registration fee includes lunch and all materials. To register, complete the online registration form and payment. Please note that registration can only be paid with a credit card through the online registration form.

Teachers who wish to accompany student groups may also register as participants . Email fish@uga.edu for further information.

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