Teatown Environmental Science Academy

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July 1-26, 2013, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm.   The Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA) is an intensive and challenging field-based environmental science program for high school students. TESA provides invaluable experience for students interested in the environment by exposing them to the techniques and technology that scientists use to study today’s pressing conservation issues. In this course, students will:  Learn  how to identify habitats and assess biodiversity, Conduct watershed assessments and water quality testing, Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, Study plant and wildlife populations.   The format of the program will be a mix of lectures, discussion, and field activities. Participants will also conduct independent projects and present their findings at a class symposium open to families and friends.   TESA is led by Dr. Michael Rubbo, Teatown’s Director of Conservation Science. Dr. Rubbo has taught both college and high school students and regularly mentors high school independent science research.   Visit www.teatown.org/tesa for more information and the application form. The program fee is $1800 for Teatown members and $2000 for nonmembers.    Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562, 914-762-2912.