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Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, a Project of Stow It - Don't Throw It
The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project invites youth (and adult volunteers) to join us for our first Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, which is designed to allow youth participants to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally. Participants will learn what other youth are already doing to help tackle some of these issues, and they will be given a chance to work with their peers to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects. Finally, after developing their action plans, participants will take part in workshops focused on topics which include working with the media, forming a non-profit organization, fundraising, using technology to further a cause, and ways to recruit project supporters. These workshops will be developed to give them the knowledge they need to successfully implement their newly planned projects. Many of these workshops will be taught by other student conservation leaders who will share their personal experiences and advice with the youth participants.
Click here for the summit flyer and registration form. Registration forms for the event are due October 31st, 2011 and a $10 registration fee includes lunch and all program materials for participants!