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Wilkes University Hosts Environmental Science Summer Day Camp for High School Students

 Wilkes University invites students entering grades 9 through 12 to take part in Environmental Science Summer Day Camp from July 31 to Aug. 2. Sponsored by the University’s Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, the three-day camp features environmental scientists and engineers guiding students through fun and educational outdoor experiences while encouraging stewardship of natural resources. 

Students will collect and analyze water, soil and macroinvertebrate samples, collect stream flow measurements and utilize geophysical instruments at Frances Slocum State Park, the Back Mountain Trail and Nesbitt Park. Then they will compare the data and interpret the impact of land use, development and conservation on water quality and quantity.

As students conduct scientific research, they will also gain experience in effective team, relationship and communication skills, leaving camp ready to act as environmental stewards in their schools and communities. 

Environmental Science Summer Day Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 31 to Aug. 2, 2018. Students will begin and end each day at Wilkes University’s Cohen Science Center, 140 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Cost of the camp is $100 and includes lunches, snacks, a water bottle and T-shirt.

Interested students must register at www.wilkes.edu/ESdaycamp. Space is limited, so registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Julie McMonagle at julie.mcmonagle@wilkes.edu or 570-408-4604 with any questions.

About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 bachelor’s degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.