Charleston, WV – The NYSF held a strategic planning session on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Facilitated by Dr. Jim Shuman (IA 1963), the all-day session included discussions about the vision and aspirations of the NYSF. As a former director of the National Youth Science Camp and retired chairman of the Department of Education at St. Lawrence University, Dr. Shuman was well equipped to facilitate the activities of the day. In addition to considering the program of the NYSF, the sessions also considered plans to develop the National Center for Youth Science Education.
The NYSF will meet again in April and to consider goals and objectives and to establish measurable milestones, related costs, as well as a mechanism to evaluate the strategic plan. A revised written strategic plan will be a result of these meetings. [Read more]
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.