SEAS 2023 — Tuesday, April 18 @ NOVA Annandale
Now in its 12th year, NoVA Outside’s Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) is a regional event welcoming students from Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax City/County, Falls Church, Prince William, and beyond. This year SEAS returns as an in-person event at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus.
Schools and student groups REGISTER HERE
SEAS brings students together to amplify youth voice in environmental problem-solving. Student presenters, green/eco teams, and classroom groups share their projects reducing waste, conserving energy, improving water quality, and preserving natural habitat in their schoolyards and communities. At past SEAS events, student participants have represented as many as 50 area schools.
SEAS allows students, teachers and administrators to network, build knowledge and gain ideas to further their school’s efforts in environmental stewardship. In addition, two dozen partner organizations such as federal, state and local agencies and NGOs provide hands-on green STEAM learning activities for the students and talk to kids about their careers.
Whether they are representing their school/homeschool, scouting organization, or other youth group, school-age youth can participate by bringing a tabletop exhibit for the Showcase Expo area, and/or by making a presentation or leading a workshop during the event. Share your environmental stewardship projects, eco-art, advocacy efforts, and the innovation and inspiration behind them.
SEAS partner organizations have the opportunity to engage students in hands-on activities, highlight their environmental education opportunities, connect with educators, and share educational resources with teachers. Interested partners should fill out the ECO-PARTNER INTEREST FORM.
Volunteers and sponsors for the event are appreciated. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
NoVA Outside hosts SEAS together with George Mason University’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) and with Earth Force, which annually hosts the Chesapeake Bay Caring for Our Watersheds competition.
Elected officials, senior school personnel, corporations, state education officials, and others are invited to the event to share with the students and to become more aware of the strength of student environmental action in Northern Virginia and the importance of supporting such work.
SEAS 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can view the recorded virtual SEAS 2021, visit the virtual SEAS 2022 site, and/or check out this detailed recap of SEAS 2019. See the NoVA Outside May 2018 newsletter for a recap of SEAS 2018. Photos from the event can be seen in this blog post and on Twitter #NOVASEAS18.
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