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"Actually, the biggest lesson [from WYSE] was about my attitude, it wasn't even what the summit was about (sure, I got a [lot] of information from the summit itself, thank you! But this one was bigger). It changed how I thought throughout the whole trip, and even [back at home]."


"...the private tour one of the workers of my congressman gave me [was] fantastic."

    The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

    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). This summer the 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.

    WYSE Partners

    FONZ National Geographic National Zoological Park


     

    Located in Fairfax VA, Mason's beautiful campus is just minutes from Washington D.C.  The unique learning opportunities in and around the nation’s capital are only part of the reason why George Mason University is ranked the #1 “School to Watch” by US News and World Report.  Nationally, Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s rank Mason among the 50 best values in higher education.  Mason is the only school in the D.C. area to receive these distinctions.  Prospective students can explore Mason's interactive site at masonmetro.com.

    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.