Calling Los Angeles high school sophomores and juniors: a two-week, all-expenses-paid scientific expedition for next summer has your name written all over it! The Earthwatch Institute’s Ignite LA Student Science Awards is interested in sending 50+ students to conduct hands-on research: collect data in the field that will impact important environmental issues. It’s also an opportunity to absorb lectures on sustainability issues, bond with your peers and research staff, and experience the natural landscape around you. Recent expeditions have been based in Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Education and Research Center, the Sagehen Creek Research Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as the Southwestern Research Station in Arizona.
Applications with two recommendations are due by December 1, 2016.
Looking to explore somewhere closer to home? A Field Trip is an easy-to-customize Grades of Green Earth activity! You’ll learn about environmental/sustainability issues close to home and get inspiration to affect positive change.