WASHINGTON YOUTH SUMMIT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
The WYSE Virtual Experience is an interactive online conference designed to provide students with an enriching experience through distance learning. The program offers students a community space to explore content, engage with environmental experts, and collaborate with other students to increase their understanding of environmental topics while earning college credit.
George Mason University, along with distinguished partners the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo, is proud to host the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE). Each summer, WYSE welcomes 250 High School National Youth Delegates from all over the country. National Youth Delegates join the Mason community, which includes students and faculty from all over the world. Mason is both the largest public university in Virginia and one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation.
Mason attracts proven and innovative leaders in conservation, climate change, and the environment. Faculty members have developed the WYSE curriculum to suit the needs and potential of the nation’s most talented future leaders in the field. Curriculum includes hands-on learning with industry leaders, not only from Mason, but from international conservation experts and Washington insiders. High School National Youth Delegates will experience an integrated and forward-thinking approach to the environment, while acquiring valuable “in-the-trenches” knowledge