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Summer Backpacking Program for Teens in Yosemite National Park

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avatar Summer Backpacking Program for Teens in Yosemite National Park
March 02, 2011 04:15PM
Summer Backpacking Program for Teens in Yosemite National Park offers Academic Enrichment and Wilderness Adventure - news release
Registration is now open for Yosemite Institute’s Two Week Long Summer Field Research Course

Scott Gediman (NPS) 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb (NPS) 209-372-0529
Dr. Adam Burns (Yosemite Institute) 209-379-9511 ext. 33, aburns@naturebridge.org

NatureBridge, the largest non-profit education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration today for its Summer Field Research Course for teens at its Yosemite Institute location. The course consists of a two-week backpacking trip on which teenage participants learn about the natural history of the Sierra Nevada and earn college credit by creating and carrying out their own ecological research project.

Course Director Dr. Adam Burns describes the course as the ultimate teen summer adventure, combining rigorous academic content with a challenging backpacking trip in the Yosemite wilderness. According to Burns, “teenagers emerge from the Summer Field Research Course knowing how to think like scientists. The course is student-centered, inquiry-based learning at its most adventurous. Students learn field research skills that can be transferred to high school, college, and beyond”.

The program runs from July 30th through August 12th, 2011. Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact Dr. Burns directly at (209) 379-9511 ext. 33 or aburns@naturebridge.org. To learn more and to register online, visit the Field Research Course website http://www.yosemitefieldresearch.org
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