High School Summer Camps 2017
Conservation Leadership Academy
CLA is a weeklong residential camp for high school students ages 13-16 filled with fun, adventure and hands-on learning. Participants will be immersed in STEM and environmental education activities at the beautiful and historic Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station. Participants will experience science and hands on programs along-side local conservation professionals and resident university researchers. Field trips include a day kayaking the upper Delaware River, sustainable agriculture, forestry, aquatic research, avian ecology and leadership skills!
Dates & Locations:
June 25-June 30
Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station, Lake Ariel
Eligibility: Open youth ages 13-16
Tuition: $75 Pike-Wayne County Residents, $300 Non-Pike and Wayne County Residents
This is a residential program. Students live at Lacawac Sanctuary.Tuition covers housing, meals and activities.
For more information contact Jamie Reeger at 570-689-9494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy (DESLA)
Drexel's Environmental Science Leadership Academy (DESLA) is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training, and two parts environmental science field experience. Students habitat-hop from seaside, to salt marsh, to maritime forest, all along the New Jersey coastline, or in the lush forests and lake ecosystems of the Poconos. Whether on the shore or in the mountains, students gain hands-on experience in a range of research areas, including beach, marsh and Pine Barren ecology, botany and paleontology.
The "tour guides" on these adventures are all-star Drexel professors and expert scientists from the nation’s oldest natural history museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Students gain a broad understanding of what it means to be an environmental scientist and what it takes to be a leader in the field. Through a combination of theory-based courses and a lot of hands-on experience—the heart of a Drexel education—students will bond together through a research-rich summer adventure that will open the door to a future in environmental science and related fields.
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Applicants will be asked to submit a 250-500 word essay that addresses the following topic: "Why are you interested in Drexel's Environmental Science Leadership Academy and what do you hope to learn/gain by attending the program?" Essay will be required before submitting application. Applicants will also be asked to self-report their PSAT and SAT scores (if applicable), as well as your GPA and Class Rank (if known). Applications for 2017 will be coming soon.