Student GREEN Congress

The 30th Annual Student GREEN Congress will take place at the Evergreen State College on Thursday, March 23rd! Scroll below for more details as well as to find our registration links!

What is the Student GREEN Congress?

Each year South Sound GREEN and the Nisqually River Education Project invite hundreds of student delegates from the thousands of students participating in the program to attend the Student GREEN Congress in March at the Evergreen State College. Congress is an opportunity for these student delegates to represent their class and present their water quality data, compare notes with other students and come up with their own recommendations to improve conditions in the watershed together.

In the morning, students participate in a State of the Rivers Sessions, where they present and discuss their findings. They identify data which exceed optimal water quality standards, discuss possible causes of pollution or poor conditions, and make recommendations for
improving the health of the watershed and Puget Sound. Students attend workshops in the afternoon to learn new skills and information about the environment. These workshops are led by partner organizations that range from private natural resource-based businesses to local non-profit agencies and individuals- all working together for a clean and healthy environment. At the end of the day, students pledge to protect their watershed and share the information they learned with their classmates back at school.

Still want more information? Watch this short video from our 25th Annual Congress!


Congress 2023 Links
SSG Congress Registration Form
SSG Student Workshop Registration Form
Student Application to be selected as a delegate (for teachers to use)
Recording of Congress Overview Webinar
SSG Congress Teacher Checklist
Congress Presentation Template for students
Student Preparation Sheet
Congress Water Quality Story Map 2023 (optional – for students not participating in Congress)

Updates for Congress 2023

  • The event will be held on March 23, 2023 at The Evergreen State College
  • 8 delegates from each class participating in water quality testing this year can register
  • Students from the South Sound, Nisqually and Chehalis Basin watersheds will all be participating this year in the same event
  • We will cover the cost of buses and subs (1 sub for every 16 students)
  • The schedule has been adjusted to best accommodate for transportation schedules, but please let us know if you have concerns or questions

Preparing Your Students for Congress:

Once you have selected student delegates to represent your class and your monitoring site, they will need to meet to analyze their data and create a presentation. We understand this can be challenging with limited schedules, but don’t worry- we can help! We are willing to meet with your delegates at a time that works for everyone to review their data, work on presentations, give feedback on their delivery, etc. Contact Sam Nadell at for more information.

Access materials from the 2022 Virtual Student GREEN Congress here!
Access materials from the 2021 Virtual Student GREEN Congress here!

The 2019 Student GREEN Congress took place in March at The Evergreen State College. We celebrated our 27 years!

Student GREEN Congress 2019 (1)