2017 WYSE-SMSC Add-On Weekend Experience

Front Royal, Virginia
Friday, June 30, 2017

Welcome to registration page for the 2017 WYSE/Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation add-on weekend experience!

During this weekend, students will:
  • Interact with pre-eminent conservationists and explore the complexity of environmental problems in their social, political and economic contexts.
  • Develop an understanding of the value of biodiversity and the interconnections of species and the natural world.
  • Utilize tools and techniques essential to today's scientific field work.
  • Channel their passion for conservation into active learning opportunities.
  • Create lasting connections to their peers and mentors in conservation.
  • Take the next step in their conservation careers.
For the $595 event fee, students receive:
  • All programming, activities, admissions and fees are included
  • Transportation to our event from WYSE, and transportation to either Regan National or Dulles International Airports at the conclusion of our event, plus all transportation during their stay.
  • Three meals per day in our on-site dining commons. 
  • Access to free laundry services
  • Access to private student library and entertainment room
  • Welcome bonfire activity on historic Racetrack Hill
  • Faculty to student ratio of 1:10
  • 24-hour access to staff members at all times.
  • An unforgettable experience in conservation!

Because the operation of the SMSC summer conservation courses requires extensive advanced planning, costs are incurred long before the start of the conference. Accordingly, the following Cancellation and Refund Policy will apply:

For cancellations prior to April 1, 2017, you may receive a full refund. For cancellations after April 1 through April 15, 2017 there is a $200.00 cancellation fee. There are no refunds issued after April 15, 2017. Students must submit all refund requests in writing to:

George Mason University
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
4400 University Drive
MS 5D3
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

A $200 deposit or full payment must be made to hold a position in the program. The full registration fee is due by May 15, 2017. Payment information will be provided on the final screens.

The following items are needed to complete your registration:

- Parent/Guardian electronic signature. Your parent/guardian must agree to several statements during the registration process. That person should be with you when you begin registering for the conference.

If you have questions or experience technical difficulties with registration, please contact the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at wyse@gmu.edu or 703-993-5010. Contact smsc@gmu.edu or 703-993-5336 for any questions regarding the program or schedule logistics.

Washington Youth Summit on the Environment
George Mason University
4400 University Dr. MS 3A4
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-993-5010
Email: wyse@gmu.edu

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
George Mason University
4400 University Dr. MS 5D3
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-5336
Email: smsc@gmu.edu


2017 WYSE-SMSC Add-On Weekend Experience
Friday, June 30, 2017 - Monday, July 03, 2017

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
1500 Remount Rd.
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
United States

 

Contact Information

  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
    George Mason University
    4400 University Dr. MS 5D3
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Phone: 703-993-5336
    Email: smsc@gmu.edu


    Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

    George Mason University
    4400 University Dr. MS 3A4
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    Phone: 703-993-5010
    Email: wyse@gmu.edu

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