CHARLESTON, WV. — After more than a decade of planning, the National Youth Science Foundation has finalized site plans for its permanent 111-acre youth science center in the secluded mountains of the Canaan Valley in Tucker County.
The foundation plans for the $50 million facility along the Blackwater River near Davis to draw in young scientists from across the country and around the world for science immersion and outdoor programs.
For almost 50 years, West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest has been the summer home to thousands of U.S. high school graduates and international students who have flocked to Pocahontas County for a prestigious science camp taught by top scientists.
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The National Youth Science Foundation has published the Master Plan for the National Center for Youth Science Education. Representing more than a decade of planning, the Master Plan describes the facility that will become the future home of the National Youth Science Camp and other science education programs produced by the Foundation.
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A milestone has been reached in the development of the National Center for Youth Science Education. Earlier this week, work began on improvements to the Splash Dam South section of the Heart of the Highlands Trail System. This trail represents the first improvements made to the Foundation’s 111 acre property holdings along the Blackwater River near Davis, WV.
The National Center for Youth Science Education will become home to the Foundation’s National Youth Science Camp and other youth science education programs. The Center’s Master Plan will be published later this fall. Please watch this page for more information in the upcoming months.