HBCU/MSI Chesapeake Bay Summit

Building Connections, Capacity, and Confidence

The HBCU/MSI Chesapeake Bay Summit will bring together students and faculty members from HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and MSIs (Minority Service Institutions) in Washington, DC and Maryland to discuss issues related to the Chesapeake Bay.

Key Information

  • The Summit is free and designed for any current HBCU/MSI students and faculty.
  • Attendees do not need to have any previous outdoor experience in order to participate.
  • Free bus transportation will be provided from each participating partner university‚Äôs campus (Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Howard University, Morgan State University, Trinity Washington University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and University of the District of Columbia).

View the 2023 Program

Interested in Participating?

The 2024 Summit will take place at NorthBay in North East, Maryland on September 7th and 8th! The 2024 application form is expected to open over the summer. Complete the Student Interest Form to receive all important updates about the Summit.

Complete the Interest Form

Thank You to Our 2023 Summit Partners!

Various logos of organizations involved: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, The Campbell Foundation, Water's Edge Eastern Shore, Bellevue Passage Museum, Blacks of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Bay Trust, National Park Service

Support the Summit

Are you interested in sponsoring this year’s event? We’d love to have you! Please email Emma Gregory at egregory@allianceforthebay.org to get started.

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