Earn Free College Credit While Exploring the Natural History of Downeast Maine
Combining lab-based science with outdoor leadership – Registration Extended! NEW DATES!
This 4-week summer program combines lab-based science and outdoor activities in a summer day camp atmosphere. Students will participate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-3pm from July 27 to August 19, 2021 on the WCCC campus. A light packed lunch will be provided.
This program is designed for high school juniors and seniors and will award credit in Field Natural History, a 4-credit college science course.
Students will spend the majority of their time in the outdoors exploring and learning about both science and the outdoor environment.
ENV 110 – Field Natural History
Students will enroll in ENV 110, a 4 credit hour course that will emphasize field and laboratory studies of the diversity and richness of habitats found in Maine. Examination of the interplay between living and non-living systems within fresh water, marine and terrestrial environments will be the focus of these studies. Students will appropriately use basic field and laboratory equipment to conduct environmental investigations and write suitable technical (lab) reports regarding their investigations.
Going beyond the classroom to EXPERIENTIAL learning in the outdoors
Course Outcomes Beyond the Classroom