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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC)—Westminster College is partnering with Jennings Environmental Education Center and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on a STEM summer camp for high school students. The summer program, EYE Con: Experiencing Your Environment through CONservation, targets students entering 9th through 12th grades and focuses on hands-on science that has real-world implications for conservation.

The theme for EYE Con is “Conservation in a Changing Climate,” and participating students will have the opportunity to work directly with environmental professionals to develop a research question, carry out field and lab work, and ultimately make recommendations for the protection and management of natural resources based on their investigations.

EYE Con will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 17-20 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, Pa. The camp registration fee is $207.50. For more information and to apply, please see: https://eyeconcamp.wordpress.com/.

Students participating in EYE Con will have the opportunity to earn college credit through Westminster’s Early College program. Completion of some additional assignments will be necessary to earn college credit. More information about the Early College program and the application process is available at www.westminster.edu/earlycollege.

Westminster College faculty members Dr. Patrick Krantz, associate professor of environmental science, and Dr. Helen Boylan, director of Westminster’s Center for the Environment and professor of chemistry, will be assisting with the EYE Con experience and overseeing the college coursework associated with the Early College program. All EYE Con students will experience a half-day as a college student during the camp, with a trip to Westminster College to perform additional research related to their climate investigation.

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