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CANCELED: EYE Con Summer Science Institute

Due to the uncertainty and safety concerns associated with COVID-19,  the partners in this program (DCNR, Westminster College, and Western PA Conservancy) have decided to cancel this camp. The immersive field experience and hands-on work side-by-side with environmental professionals are essential components of the EYECon experience and cannot currently be achieved under the circumstances. We look forward to offering the EYECon program again when it is safe to do so. 

At the EYE Con Summer Science Institute, high school students have a unique opportunity to work side-by-side in the outdoors with conservation professionals while earning college credit.  Experience your Environment through Conservation (EYE Con) is a 4-day science institute facilitated by Jennings Environmental Education Center, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Westminster College. It is open to high school students entering 9th grade through those graduating 12th grade, and will be held June 22 - 25 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day at Jennings Environmental Education Center. During the institute, students work side-by-side with the three organizations to design and conduct investigations, analyze issues facing conservation in a changing climate, and propose practical measures to solve problems facing our public lands and beyond. From monitoring wildlife to discovering the best methods for prairie management, and more, these investigations can have a real impact on how natural resources are protected and managed. Students also conduct a portion of their research in labs at Westminster College during a half day spent on campus.  Additional information about the camp, including registration is available at eyeconcamp.wordpress.com or by calling Jennings at 724-794-6011.  The cost is $207.50 per student and includes 2 college credits from Westminster College through their Early College program. Applications are required by June 1.   

If students need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, parents should contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks:  888-PA-PARKS (voice), (717) 558-2710 (local or international voice), 711 (AT&T Relay Services).  With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Monday, June 22 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

More dates through June 25, 2020

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


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