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Environmental Heroes

Leonard Gelfand STEM Center

Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation -- Canalway Center

An After School Environmental Adventure
for middle and high school students (minimum age 12)
Get Close! Dig In! Get Wet!
Get Real! Go Wild!
You CAN be a HERO!
Apply now!

Along side the Environmental Heroes 2012-2013 citizen science research team are members of the Geauga School District’s Wetlands Education Team who received the Jefferson Award for their Environmental Discovery Project/Youth Service Challenge. This prestigious award was bestowed upon the WET by Christina White of the Jefferson Foundation who likened the award to the Nobel Prize for youth. The Wetlands Education Team was one of only three groups in the nation to receive this award and a gift of $2500. Shipwrecks and InLand Seas Science

Environmental Heroes Research Resources

Environmental HEROES of the Week 2013-2014

Environmental HEROES of the Week 2012-2013

Environmental HEROES of the Week 2011-2012

Engage in Real Research, Adventure, Exploration!
Where: Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation
4524 East 49th Street
Cuyahoga Hts., Ohio 44125

Move Your Research Findings to Citizen Action!
Make a Difference!

August 2013 -- June 2014: Environmental Heroes
What you do matters!
Learn how in this free after school program for middle and high school students (minimum age 12), a joint program of the Cleveland Metroparks at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation-Canalway Center and Case Western Reserve University’s Leonard Gelfand STEM Center. Self -- motivated participants will engage in real science with naturalists and scientists, collecting and analyzing environmental data, and in developing plans to solve environmental problems. Only serious Environmental Heroes, willing to make a commitment for 2 years need apply. Youth will be selected in a competitive process to participate and will spend two weeks in the summer actively developing field observational and investigative skills.

Orientation is August 5-16, 2013, 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. weekdays. After school sessions begin September 10, 2013. After school sessions are on Tuesdays 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. through June 24, 2014. All sessions are at the Canalway Center, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.

2013-2014 Environmental Heroes Application (PDF)

2013-2014 Application Deadline: June 28, 2013; Essays must accompany application to be considered for interview for open positions.

For more information, please call 216-368-5075 or e-mail: