June 12, 2012
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore will host its second annual Environmental Sciences Summer Academy—an opportunity for high school students in grades 9 through 12 to become familiar with local ecosystems, including that of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary and home to more than 300 species of fish, crab and shellfish—on Aug. 13-17. As many as 10 students may be invited to participate.
Led by Stanley Kemp and Wolf Pecher, both experienced environmentalists and assistant professors in the University's Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies, the academy's programming consists of two off-campus field trips, laboratory work and a number of related classroom activities. Among the opportunities presented to students will be field studies of two of Maryland's key ecosystems: the urban watershed known as the Jones Falls, and the singularly inspiring Chesapeake Bay.
UB Environmental Sciences Summer Academy students will become familiar with local ecosystems, their complexity, and the current issues involved in environmental protection and preservation. Participants will be exposed to the methods and equipment used to assess and characterize ecosystem features, and introduced to the scientific method and the basics of analytical research. At the end of the program, students’ work will be shown to your peers in a poster session, the most common method of exchanging results in science. Overall, students can expect an exciting, challenging experience in how environmental science works. At the same time, the academy encourages its students to appreciate the beauty and wonders of the world around us and understand its fragility and their role in raising environmental awareness. Finally, the program promotes students' natural curiosity and fosters their growing interest in research and science.
Learn more about the University of Baltimore's Environmental Science Summer Academy.
Questions about the program may be directed to Wolf Pecher at 410.837.6720 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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