Youth Environmental and Sustainability Summit

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The Youth Environmental and Sustainability Summit (YESS) will bring together groups of middle school and high school-aged youth from across Pierce County. As a youth-led initiative, YESS is a space where the diverse youth network of Pierce County can learn, share and lead.

Students will facilitate the workshops and presentations. Each group will formulate a plan of action at the summit to address environmental and sustainability issues in their own school and community.

YESS is sponsored by Pierce County Planning & Public Works and coincides with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Event Information
Friday April 24
8:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Tacoma Community College

Apply by March 13
Individual students or teams can apply to lead a workshop or present a poster. This option is included on the registration form.

Financial support is available for substitutes and for transportation to support teachers.

Please contact us for more information.

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Tours and Student Poster Presentations
8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentations
9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Student Poster Presentations
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Action Project Planning
1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Keynote closing
1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Poster Presentations
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