Wilkes University


Wilkes University’s Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science Hosts Environmental Summer Day Camp

Wilkes University’s Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science will host an Environmental Science summer day camp for high school students. The camp will be July 31 to Aug. 2. Students will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end each day at 4:30 p.m. at Wilkes University’s Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Registration is first-come, first-served with a final registration deadline of July 25. The $100 fee includes lunches, snacks, a water bottle and t-shirt. Students can register at www.wilkes.edu/ESdaycamp.

Wilkes University students will guide high school students in fun and educational outdoor experiences while encouraging them to become future environmental stewards. Students will collect and analyze water and air samples at Frances Slocum State Part, the Back Mountain Trail and Wilkes-Barre River Commons. They will compare the field data from all three locations and interpret the impact of land use; the development versus conservation has had on air and water quality.

Students will also hear presentations regarding the history of trail development in Luzerne County and impact of trails on the health of citizens and the local economy. They will also learn about the impact of state parks, forest and game lands on conserving outdoor recreational resources. Students will also gain experience in effective team, relationship and communication skills.