Loudoun SEAS CANCELED
March 20, 2020—To help ensure the health and welfare of people in our community, LEEA and its partners have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) event scheduled for April 22. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended against hosting mass gatherings in order to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We want to do our part to mitigate the impacts of this illness. Planning will soon be underway for reconvening in spring 2021.
The second annual Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia. The event is co-hosted by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the Loudoun Environmental Education Alliance (LEEA), and the Northwest Virginia Regional GREENetwork.
The purpose of Loudoun SEAS is to amplify youth voices in environmental problem solving by showcasing to a real-world audience how students have meaningfully contributed to environmental stewardship in Loudoun County.
The highlight of the event will be the student-created exhibitions of environmentally themed projects and ongoing activities. Individual students, green/eco-action teams, environmental clubs and youth groups are invited to share their work on reducing waste, conserving energy, improving water quality, preserving natural habitat and other sustainability-minded projects in their schools and communities.
Participation is open to all K-12 students in Loudoun County representing public and private schools, homeschoolers and members of community-based youth organizations such as 4-H clubs and Scout troops.
State and local elected officials, government administrators, corporate executives, and other honored guests are invited to provide feedback on the exhibitions of student work.
In addition, local nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and other community partners will be onsite to provide hands-on environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning activities and discuss volunteer and career opportunities.
All event attendees—students, parents, educators and community leaders—will be able to network, build knowledge and gain ideas on how to further environmental education and stewardship in Loudoun County.
- Student Registration: Deadline is April 3rd by 5:00 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a tri-fold tabletop display highlighting their environmental stewardship efforts. Other display formats will be considered as well. Applications for student keynote presentations are also being accepted at this time.
- Community Partner Registration: Deadline is April 3rd by 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate in this event.
For more information on SEAS, or if you are interested in serving as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact SEAS@loudounnature.org.