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“Finding Our Way” Science Experience
For 7th Graders & Their Families
A year-long hands-on learning program that gets students involved in the environmental sciences of their surroundings and fosters lifelong interest in protecting our environment
Under the auspices of Danbury Public Schools and Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Environmental and Biological Studies, interested students gain a firm start in understanding environmental stewardship while learning about careers in STEM fields. This comprehensive program begins in the summer following 6th grade with a two-week camp focused on environmental learning. Area field trips bring to life activities like turtle migration, water quality testing, and river animal habitats study, and much more. Throughout the 7th grade school year, students and their families participate in 3 Science Saturdays in the biology labs at Western Connecticut State University and spend an overnight on Virginia’s eastern shore where they tour a NASA facility participating in scientific activities.
Students are selected for the program in the early spring of their 6th grade year through an application process that includes teacher recommendations, an essay, an interview, and a formal application. More registration information available in early 2018.