For students in grades 4-8 and their teachers.
The Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit is a city-wide showcase that spotlights youth voice, demonstrates environmental literacy, and encourages stewardship for the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
By exemplifying an ethic of stewardship and responsible action, the Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit emphasizes youth leadership and innovation. Each year, approximately 400 District students are invited to attend this outdoor event, where they interact with environmental educators from numerous public and private organizations and engage in hands-on learning experiences.
In 2016, the following exciting presentations are planned:
- Citizen science BioBlitz activity
- Ceremonial tree planting for National Parks Service’s Centennial
- Student presentations for the Caring for Our Watershed competition
- Interpretive boat rides on the Anacostia River with the Anacostia Watershed Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Anacostia RiverKeeper
- More than 20 environmental activity stations
Location: Anacostia Park, SE DC, near the skating pavilion on Anacostia Drive.