Summer Ecology Program
Program Dates: July 7th – July 23rd, 2017
Field Research at Great Mountain Forest
Design, conduct, and present your own scientific research study in the Great Mountain Forest.
Christodora’s Summer Ecology Program (SEP) provides an opportunity for specially selected urban high school students to explore forest ecosystems and conduct original field research. Students who experience SEP cultivate a respect for the natural world and a love for the scientific process.
SEP is based at the Yale School of Forestry within the Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk, CT, with support from the Great Mountain Forest staff as well as generous financial and program participation from alumni of the Alice Rich Northrop Memorial Camp in Mt. Washington, MA.
Students leave each 2-week session with:
“I joined Christodora programs interested in studying science, and left knowing that one day I can be one of the people who leads conferences on water conservation or biodiversity.”student
- confidence exploring forest ecosystems and conducting original field research
- observations, hypotheses, scientific techniques, and experiment-based discoveries
- connections between familiar concepts learned in school and new concepts experienced in the natural world
- a unique experience that is “a blend of science, fun, and friendship”