Current Camp Details

This year’s camps at Jennings Environmental Education Center and Ohiopyle State Park are all about “Conservation in a Changing Climate.”

Students will investigate what interests them about ecosystem monitoring and conservation in relation to climate change, which may include:

  • Stream water quality challenges in the face of more frequent and intense storms
  • Impacts of climate change on water tables, crayfish habitat, and massasaugas
  • Spread of invasive plants and animals
  • And more!

Locations and Dates

Jennings Environmental Education Center, Slippery Rock, PA (Butler County): June 18 – 21

Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle, PA (Fayette County): July 30 – August 2

Times

9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day (please note: this is a day camp only – there are no residential facilities or overnights)

Ages

Students entering 9th through 12th grades, as well as graduating seniors.

Application Fee

Applications received before May 1: $75

Applications received after May 1: $100

*If you need financial assistance in order to apply, please contact ahnatkovich@paconserve.org

General Agenda

Day 1: Discovering the park and the issues, conducting a sample study, choosing a research focus

Day 2: Designing and starting investigations, recreational activity (such as kayaking)

Day 3: Conducting investigations, career and higher education activities, analyzing data

Day 4: Recreational activity (such as orienteering), preparing data and presentations, presenting findings to peers and professionals

Food and Drink

Students must bring lunch and a water bottle each day. Snacks and water are provided.

Attire

Lightweight long pants, short or long sleeved shirts, sturdy close-toed shoes, and sunscreen are essential for EYE Con campers. Students should also considering bringing a hat and bug spray.

Transportation

Transportation from the Pittsburgh area to Jennings EE Center or Ohiopyle State Park can be provided. If transportation is required, please indicate this on your registration. Also, please coordinate with Adam Hnatkovich (ahnatkovich@paconserve.org; 412-586-2419) for transportation questions.

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