Youth Projects & Resilience Expo

Today’s Kids Doing Science for Tomorrow

The Youth Resilience Expo is our annual showcase for student research projects. Kids of all ages and abilities work by themselves or in groups to address some of the river’s biggest challenges, like flooding, sea level rise, habitat restoration and water quality.

All kinds of environmental projects. For every kind of kid.

  • Rainwater Gardens
  • Native Trees & Plants
  • Pollinator Gardens
  • Oyster Gardens
  • Flood Control & Drainage
  • Composting
  • Renewable Energy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Water Quality Testing
  • Recycling & Waste Reduction
  • Invasive Plant Removal
  • Erosion Control

This year’s Virtual Youth Resilience Expo 2022 was held on Saturday, April 23rd.


Check out some of our past Expo projects!

Blair Middle School


Students organized litter clean-ups and started a new TREX recycling program to lessen the SCHOOL’S impact on the watershed.

Ingleside Elementary School


Students planted a rain garden at the recreation center adjacent to their school where the native plants will help support pollinators.

Hickory High School


Students planted native trees and flowering plants to improve air and water quality, reduce energy consumption and support pollinators.

Get Ready for Youth Resilience Expo 2023!

Expo students tackle some of the river’s most important challenges to understand it better and help it heal. Get your student or group started on a Youth Resilience Challenge today! Grant funding may be available for project supplies. 

Would you like to participate in the Youth Resilience Expo?(Required)
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