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    Register for the 2018 National Children and Youth Garden Symposium. We hope to see you July 11-14 in Ithaca, New York.

    NCYGS 2018 Registration Rates

    Registration is now open for NCYGS 2018

    Please note that this year you do not need to register for the various sessions you plan to attend.  Register for the Symposium, and select sessions while you are at the Symposium.

    Online registration is now closed.  Registrations will be accepted on-site.  If you plan to register at the symposium, please let us know so that we can include you in our counts.

    ​Applications for scholarships will be accepted through April 27, 2018.


    AHS Members

    If you are an AHS member you will enjoy a discount on your NCYGS 2018 registration.  Not a member? Join today!



    If you are a current, full-time student at an academic institution you can receive a discounted registration rate. In order to qualify, you must provide AHS with proof of current, full-time enrollment. You can submit this information via email to education@ahsgardening.org or via fax to (703) 768-8700.


    Registration Fees



    Early Registration
    (until May 25)


    Regular Registration
    (after May 25)

    AHS Member $320 $355
    Non-member $365 $400
    Student (must provide proof of enrollment)  or AmeriCorps Member $290 $335
    One Day Registration $150 $160
    Pre-Symposium workshop at Lab of Ornithology $50 $50
    Pre-Symposium tour and workshop at Gourdlandia $40 $40
    Evening reception at Ithaca Children's Garden $10


    Post-Symposium tour and dinner with cider pairings at the Ithaca Cider House $85




    Online registration will close Friday, June 29, 2018. There will be on-site registration available for NCYGS 2018 at the symposium headquarters, the Cornell University's Plant Sciences Building in Ithaca, NY.




    Early Registration

    Regular Registration
    Full Symposium $300 $335
    One Day Registration $120 $140


    Session presenters are eligible for a discounted registration rate (not applicable to pre- and post-Symposium tours).  Please use the link included in the April 6 email to register online at the discounted rate.



    A limited number of scholarships for discounted or complimentary registration are available for the 2018 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (scholarship recipients will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, and any optional pre- or post-symposium trips they wish to participate in).

    Scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated commitment to children’s and youth gardening initiatives, work with under served and/or Title I populations, and financial need. 

    To apply for a scholarship, complete the online form and attach your resume along with any other desired supplemental materials (optional, limit two documents).

    Applications will only be accepted online.  The deadline for scholarship applications is April 27, 2018 and recipients will be notified by e-mail by May 11, 2018.


    Cancellations and refunds

    A full registration refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be made if requested in writing through June 11, 2018.  No refund requests will be accepted after that date.