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YSDE Begins Today

DAVIS, WV – The 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience begins today at the Canaan Valley Institute in Davis, WV. Students, teachers, and scientists from across West Virginia will work together on projects including composting, wind power generation, microbiology, hydrology, and raptor migration.

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The Neuron – Commentary

The Foundation’s Executive Director, Dr. Andrew N. Blackwood, provided commentary to the Fall/Winter 2011 edition of the Neuron. Commentary In 1963, West Virginia hosted the inaugural National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) as part of the state’s Centennial Celebration. Conceived as a one-time event, the NYSC proved so successful then that it continues to this day,…

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Penicillin – From the Archives

Delegates Jamie Bingham, Mike McCann and Atreya Dey show their support for the delegate Ultimate Frisbee team at National Youth Science Camp 2011. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives of National Youth Science Foundation programs.

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2012 Nalgenes now available in Camp Store

The good ol’ polycarbonate round loop-top Nalgene bottle has been updated for 2012!  Now featuring two-tone lids, pearlescent colors and high contrast logo inks, along with the classic transparent Nalgene options.  Available in eight color varieties, including glow-in-the-dark green.  Wide mouth bottle can accommodate ice cubes and makes hand-washing a breeze. Dishwasher safe (top rack,…

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Men’s Fashion – From the Archives

Looks like frequent lecturer Dr. Zoon Nguyen has either figured out time travel or has successfully predicted the V-neck fashion trend 15 years in advance.  Someone had better tell Masunaga to update his lecture. Photo from 1993 National Youth Science Camp. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives…

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Spelunking – From the Archives

Hardy adventurers from National Youth Science Camp 1992 explore cave formations near Camp Pocahontas. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives of National Youth Science Foundation programs.

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So you want to be a Staph* member?

The National Youth Science Foundation is excited to announce that 2012 summer seasonal Staph applications are now open. If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding summer in beautiful West Virginia, apply today! * A traditional spelling; our enthusiasm is infectious!

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Instruction – From the Archives

Staph member Norm Strouse provides climbing instruction at National Youth Science Camp 1985. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives of National Youth Science Foundation programs.

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Show Business – From the Archives

Staph member Haywood “Woody” McCallum shows Staph members everywhere what song and dance really looks like. From National Youth Science Camp 1982. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives of National Youth Science Foundation programs.

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Dolly Sods – From the Archives

Delegates and Staph to National Youth Science Camp 1976 explore Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest.  While Dolly Sods is known for its ecosystems resembling tundra, it is also home to the Rhododendron maximum, or the Great Rhododendron. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives of…

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