Wilkes University


High School Students Get Hands On Experience With Natural Resources At Wilkes University Environmental Science Day Camp, July 31-Aug. 2

Wilkes University environmental scientists and engineers are teaching high school students about being environmental stewards in their communities at a week-long Environmental Science Day Camp from July 31-Aug. 2. Students are collecting and analyzing water and air samples at Frances Slocum State Park, the Back Mountain Trail and Wilkes-Barre River Common. They will compare the data and interpret the impact of land use, development and conservation on air and water quality.

As they conduct scientific research, students will also gain experience in effective team, relationship and communication skills. They will leave camp ready to act as environmental stewards in their own schools and communities. Students will begin and end each day at Wilkes University's Cohen Science Center.

Students will be working in the field on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Francis Slocum State Park, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Deer trail, a remote location near the intersection of Mr. Green and Mt. Olivet roads.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Nesbitt Boat Launch, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.