College field station adds new program for teens

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station will offer a new education program for teens this summer. Conservation Field Studies will focus on environmental stewardship along with team building.

Conservation studies at Rice CreekThe deadline to apply while being considered for a scholarship to the new program is April 1.

The three-day program in August is designed for teens who wish to take part in a summer program but who have aged out of the field station’s Exploring Nature program. It is open to teens who are rising ninth graders to teens who have completed 12th grade. 

Participants in Conservation Field Studies will investigate the interdependence of Rice Creek’s ecosystems through field studies and projects. They will examine the importance of stewardship through habitat study, animal habits and real-life applications.

The program will take place Aug. 12 to 14. The registration fee is $75 with a discount for Rice Creek Associates members.

Information and scholarship and registration materials can be found at www.oswego.edu/conservationstudies. 


PHOTO CAPTION: Conservation studies—Area teenagers this summer, for the first time, can take part in Conservation Field Studies at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. The field station has long offered nature education programs to local youngsters and serves as an outdoor laboratory for students at the college, as shown here. The deadline to apply while being considered for a scholarship to the new program is April 1.


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(Posted: Mar 11, 2014)

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