Gelfand STEM Center offering two summer camps for middle/high school students

Applications for Shipwreck Camp 2014 and Environmental Heroes 2014-2015 are available. The programs run in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University’s Leonard Gelfand STEM Center.

Shipwreck Camp

Shipwreck Camp is designed for 12- to 15-year-olds interested in science and exploration. Students participating in the camp have the opportunity to conduct a virtual search for shipwrecks in Lake Erie, build a remotely operated vehicle and get an introduction to SCUBA.

The camp runs weekdays starting Monday, July 14, and ending Friday, July 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee to participate is $525, which includes lunch.

Environmental Heroes

Environmental Heroes 2014-2015 is an authentic field research program for middle and high school students at the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. Students will explore the question: What factors affect the abundance and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation?

Students undergo an application and interview process and must make a two-year commitment to the program. Summer orientation takes place from Aug. 4 to 15. Participation in the after school program is free and begins Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Learn more about Shipwreck Camp 2014 and Environmental Heroes 2014-2015.