LEARN WITH WYSE

The WYSE program and curriculum changes each year as new science emerges and as new issues come to the forefront of environmental work. Our program is designed to have relevant content so that students are ready to tackle the world’s toughest environmental challenges. 

The speakers and staff work with students to meet them where they are, support their ideas, and answer their most intense questions.

LEARN WITH WYSE

The WYSE program and curriculum changes each year as new science emerges and as new issues come to the forefront of environmental work. Our program is designed to have relevant content so that students are ready to tackle the world’s toughest environmental challenges. 

The speakers and staff work with students to meet them where they are, support their ideas, and answer their most intense questions.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU'LL DO

The WYSE experience is designed to immerse students in the world of environmental science and introduce them to the most complex environmental issues our world is currently facing.

Through field visits, speakers, and insider access, students gain the knowledge needed to begin or enhance their environmental learning journey.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU'LL DO

The WYSE experience is designed to immerse students in the world of environmental science and introduce them to the most complex environmental issues our world is currently facing.

Through field visits, speakers, and insider access, students gain the knowledge needed to begin or enhance their environmental learning journey.

MEET THE EXPERTS

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment continues to welcome world-renowned, award-winning speakers who are experts in the fields of environmental conservation and sustainability year after year. Our speakers offer unparalleled advice based on real-world experiences both inside and outside of the field, creating a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Through visits to Smithsonian’s National Zoo, National Geographic headquarters, and self-selected field sites, students experience first-hand what it’s like to pursue an environmental career. Students gain access to staff-only locations within these sites and can connect directly with scientists and environmental managers through our unique partnerships with these organizations.

GET IN ON THE ACTION

Students experience the Summit in small groups led by Faculty Advisors who are experts in the environmental field. Faculty Advisors guide students through the Summit and work closely with their student group throughout the week. They also guide students through role-playing exercises, putting them in the role of decision-makers as they work to solve some of the world’s toughest environmental issues.

MEET THE EXPERTS

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment continues to welcome world-renowned, award-winning speakers who are experts in the fields of environmental conservation and sustainability year after year. Our speakers offer unparalleled advice based on real-world experiences both inside and outside of the field, creating a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Through visits to Smithsonian’s National Zoo, National Geographic headquarters, and self-selected field sites, students experience first-hand what it’s like to pursue an environmental career. Students gain access to staff-only locations within these sites and can connect directly with scientists and environmental managers through our unique partnerships with these organizations. 

GET IN ON THE ACTION

Students experience the Summit in small groups led by Faculty Advisors who are experts in the environmental field. Faculty Advisors guide students through the Summit and work closely with their student group throughout the week. They also guide students through role-playing exercises, putting them in the role of decision-makers as they work to solve some of the world’s toughest environmental issues. 

GET A FEEL FOR THE SCHEDULE

The WYSE schedule is intense! It packs in the program speakers, field visits, simulation, and group discussions so that students get the most out of their time with us. 

It is important for students to get the rest they need at night and be prompt and present during the day. The week is nonstop, but our alumni say it’s worth it!

GET A FEEL FOR THE SCHEDULE

The WYSE schedule is intense! It packs in the program speakers, field visits, simulation, and group discussions so that students get the most out of their time with us. 

It is important for students to get the rest they need at night and be prompt and present during the day. The week is nonstop, but our alumni say it’s worth it!

SAMPLE WYSE DAILY SCHEDULE

SAMPLE WYSE DAILY SCHEDULE