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Registration Open For NatureBridge Summer Teen Program

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country.

The course offers the ultimate teen summer adventure. Students work with NatureBridge educators to develop and conduct their own field-based research project. These explorations deepen their understanding of the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and empower students to think critically about the world around them.

NatureBridge Students in the forest“The inquiry-based nature of the course gives our students the ability to see the world as a scientist,” said John Patton, course supervisor. “Participants develop a deeper understanding of the environment through adventure, community-building, and natural discovery, all while learning valuable research skills that transfer directly to academic pursuits and beyond.”

In Yosemite, students may choose from two sessions in the summer of 2016: June 26–July 9 or July 17–30. NatureBridge offers need-based financial aid to qualified participants.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact NatureBridge’s Summer Programs Manager directly at 415-758-1650 or summerprograms@naturebridge.org.

The Summer Field Research Course is also offered in Olympic National Park (July 10–22 and August 7–19) and Shenandoah National Park (June 20–24, June 27–July 1, Aug. 1–5, and Aug. 8–12). Please contact NatureBridge’s Summer Programs Manager with any questions.

To learn more about NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research Courses in Shenandoah, Olympic, and Yosemite, visit naturebridge.org/summerfieldresearch.

About NatureBridge

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. These residential programs connect students to the wonder and science of nature and inspire the stewards of tomorrow. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offers programs in six national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. For more information, visit: naturebridge.org. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has a diverse group of partners, including Google, Klean Kanteen, National Geographic Society–Education Department, National Parks Conservation Association, Oracle, and REI. For more information, visit: naturebridge.org

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