High School Students Became Water Advocates This Summer

August 17th, 2023

More than 30 aspiring young environmentalists, scientists, and naturalists spent part of the summer at The Watershed Institute participating in instruction and hands-on immersive experiences in research and advocacy. The Watershed Academy for High School Students welcomed participants from various area high schools with 10 coming from the greater Trenton Area. Scholarships for a third of the students were funded by generous donations from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Sessions took students on a journey through Stream science to Forests and Water, Freshwater Wetlands, and Climate and Water. The final session was hosted in collaboration with Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute.

These comprehensive experiences engaged students in scientific practices and environmental stewardship, fostering their awareness, investigation skills, action-oriented mindset, and leadership abilities. As they prepare to assume adult roles in their communities, these high school students will be well-equipped to make a positive impact on the environment.

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