UCAN Conference Information

The Urban Climate Action Network (UCAN) is a national urban climate change youth corps. This network empowers teens concerned about climate change in their communities, connecting with peers in other cities to discuss environmental, social, and economic challenges to ultimately create better places to live, work and play.

Click here to join the private UCAN Facebook group.

Contacts

Type Information
General UCAN@aqua.org
Emergency Contacts
  • In the event of a true emergency requiring immediate medical/law enforcement support call 9-1-1
  • Primary Contact: Kim Dixon, Youth Programs Coordinator: 410-576-3888 Office; 301-758-7073 Cell
  • Secondary Contact: Joe Harber, Director of Conservation Education: 410-659-4272 Office
  • National Aquarium Security Line: 410-576-3895

Locations

Name Address
The National Aquarium 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Loyola University Housing 4501 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
(Staying in Campion Towers located directly on Cold Spring Lane)
Fort McHenry National Monument 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Oriole Park at Camden Yards 333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Amenities Near Housing

Store Address
Pizza need
Drug store need

Conference Information

Dates: July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018

The National Aquarium will provide shuttles to and from all destinations (airports, Loyola University, National Aquarium, etc).

Schedule

Date Theme Description
Monday, July 10th Arrival Day Groups will convene at the National Aquarium to begin their week long UCAN experience. Teams will check-in with Aquarium staff and will have an opportunity to explore the Aquarium’s many exhibits. After settling in at Loyola University’s housing, groups will participate in team-building activities with all UCAN participants.
Tuesday, July 10th Climate Day Participants will learn about climate change and how it can affect communities. Solutions to climate change issues will also be discussed.
***Oriole's baseball game in the evening.
Wednesday, July 11th Planning Day Description Needed. ***MLB lecture series about coral reefs in the evening?
Thursday, July 12th Action Day Needed
Friday, July 13th Final Day Groups will meet at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine park for a farewell kayaking experience. UCAN staff will say some closing remarks before groups depart to start their journey home. Time to say goodbye and start making a difference in our communities!

Amenities

Store Address
Pizza need
Drug store need

Partners

UCAN is a partnership between the National Aquarium and these organizations:

       

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant MG-10-17-0012-17].


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