Spa Creek Conservancy is excited to announced the first Anne Arundel Youth Environmental Summit. It will be held on February 11 from 11am-3pm at Anne Arundel Community College. High School students are welcome to attend this free summit and hear from four different speaker panels: Environmental Careers, Volunteer Opportunities, Student-Led Initiatives and Environmental Innovators.
The key note speaker is Gerardo Martinez, owner of Wild Kid Acres, a small farm located on the banks of the South River in Edgewater. The Farm is located on the water where historically, agriculture is at odds with aquaculture. Hear about how Wild Kid Acres not only involves their land but everything outside their fence, especially the water.
A free box lunch will be available for all students.
Owner – Wild Kid Acres, www.wildkidacres.org
I’m a Naval Academy grad, former Marine and I compete in Mexican Rodeo.
Shelby Brown, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Elle Bassett, South, West and Rhode Riverkeeper
Jesse Iliff, Executive Director of Severn River Association
Liana Vitali, Naturalist at Jug Bay
Mary Howser, President, Live Water Foundation
Simon Brown, Fisheries Biologist
Donna Cole, Journalist
Donna L. Cole is an award-winning investigative and multimedia reporter. She focuses on the people, places and natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay area. In her spare time, she rescues birds of prey.
Brian Gillespie, Territory Sales Manager, SemaConnect – Electric Vehicle Charging
Randy K. Rowel Jr. , Director of the C-StREAM Program
Tim Tumelty, AACC Drone Center
Katie Talley, Water Resources Engineer – Biohabitats
Student Led Programs
Imani Black, Founder/CEO
Former oyster farm, founder/ceo of Minorities In Aquaculture & current Master’s student focusing on ecological anthropology in the Chesapeake Bay coastal communities
Kevin Haigis, CEO Capital SUP & Co-Founder of Live Water Foundation
Greg Maly, Chief Technology Officer, Exchange Design
Gerardo Martinez, Owner, Wild Kid Acres
Karl Schrass, Founder, Annapolis Compost