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Summer Program

The Exploring a Watershed, summer program at Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, is a great opportunity for high school students to participate in college-level studies of our local watershed. Spend one week with faculty and staff from the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies and Biology Department in the field and lab. Students will receive eight hours of service learning that can be applied to their high school graduation requirements. Click here for a flyer.

To be eligible for this program students must be at least a high school sophomore by fall of 2018.

June 25 – 29 2018

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lunch included

Cost: $175
The additional costs to support this program is sponsored by the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies.

Registration Is Now Open!

 

Application Packet

This application packet contains registration forms, liability release forms and photo release forms. Click here for an application packet.

When you submit these application forms, please include a cover letter explaining why you want to be chosen for this program and one letter of reference (not a family member).

Registration closes May 25
Applicants will be notified of their status by June 1

Please make checks payable to Hood College. Application forms must be received no later than May 25.
Att: Claire Hudson
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

Application Check List:

  • Application Packet
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of reference
  • Check

Payment options

Payment is due with the application, if the applicant is successful you will be notified, and the check will be deposited. If your application is denied, your check will be promptly returned.

Please make checks payable to Hood College. Application forms must be received no later than May 25.
Att: Claire Hudson
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

Tentative Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to watershed science, exploring a local watershed, service learning project in Urban Agriculture

Day 2: Exploring local forests, learning local historical agriculture and a field trip to Cunningham Falls State Park

Day 3: Invasive species in our watershed and exploring genetic techniques with Dr. Sue Carney

Day 4: Radio telemetry and wildlife tracking in Gambrill State Park with state Bear Biologist Harry Spiker

Day 5: Canoeing field trip and stream water quality investigations

Location

We will meet every day at 8:30 a.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Building on the 3rd floor in room HT 308B (Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies Suite)

Contact

Claire Hudson
301 696 3318
hudson@hood.edu