Environmental Heroes accepting applications for 2024-2025

The Leonard Gelfand STEM Center presents Environmental Heroes, an engaging after school citizen science program for middle and high school aged youth (minimum age 12) interested in science and exploration. Inspired by the work of individuals and groups around the region and around the country with a commitment to protecting our environment and preserving and conserving parks and natural places, the Environmental Heroes Program was born.

Youth involved will conduct real science informed by researchers and educators invested in efforts to understand, restore and protect habitats in the Doan Brook watershed. Select youth will: conduct field research; collect and analyze data; and present their findings beginning July 23, 2024 weekdays through August 2, 2024 during the summer session. Each day, these citizen scientists will trek outside to develop and practice their observational skills, learn about habitats, riparian areas, and more. Methods of research will be introduced.

Environmental Heroes will be encouraged to engage in environmental advocacy, communicating with decision makers locally, around the State, and around the nation about key environmental concerns.

Click here for more information and an application.

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