NOAA Coastal America Student Summit
About the Student Summit
In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, Coastal America is holding its 3rd National Student Summit on the Ocean and Coasts, February 14-17. The purpose of the Summit is to inspire students to protect, preserve, and restore coastal ecosystems through community involvement and encourage them to pursue future academic and career paths in the marine and environmental sciences. Twenty delegations comprised of students and educators from Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers throughout the United States and one delegation from Mexico will participate in the Summit. Each delegation of four students will work closely with a Learning Center to develop an action plan to address a particular ocean/climate related issue in their community. The students will then travel to the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC to share their plans, discuss common concerns and receive support from national experts.
About the Live Event
On Wednesday, February 16, JASON and Coastal America will broadcast two live shows from the National Student Summit. Each show will feature:
- Several student presentations on their local coastal ecosystems
- Live interviews with selected student delegations
- Opportunities for you to ask questions of the student delegations through live text chat
- Interactive polls... and more!
Each show will last approximately 45 minutes and will be archived for later viewing online. If you have any questions about the Coast America live event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.