New Leadership for the Chesapeake, June 2013


June 16-21, 2013 (Certificate Program)

June 3-21, 2013 (Certificate with 4-credit 300-level college credit)

New Leadership for the Chesapeake at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2013. Join a community of environmental advocates on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and readings. The New Leadership for the Chesapeake will start off with a breathtaking trip to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s island center on Port Isobel Island where you will stay for two nights and one day. You will then have the unique opportunity to experience a full day of field experience, which will include a canoe trip from Wicomico landing, oyster reef exploring and harvesting.

The conference is taught by influential policy makers, activists and environmental educators.
Program Topics:

• Getting to Know You and the Chesapeake

• The Science of Bay Decline and Restoration

• The Economics of Bay Quality

• The Politics of the Bay

• How to Lead on Environmental Concerns at Your Campus

• What is Your Message and How Will You Use It?

The week will conclude with team presentations. Students will design advocacy campaigns around an environmental policy issue, directed towards solving a current policy issue associated with the health of the bay or the environment. In addition to the certificate program you can earn college credit for your work by enrolling for 2 weeks of in depth academic training on the environment. During free time, attendees can explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants, and also have access to St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s River Center.


*The three-week program will offer an additional two weeks of credit-bearing courses.