The West Virginia Youth Science Camp is a residential summer science education program, modeled after the long-standing National Youth Science Camp, for young high school scientists. Students from across West Virginia are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.
The West Virginia Youth Science Camp is made possible through a partnership between the National Youth Science Foundation and the West Virginia Department of Education. In 2014 this program will be held on the campus of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV.
Through long-range planning and fundraising, the National Youth Science Foundation, a nonprofit organization, conducts comprehensive informal science education programs to honor, sustain, and encourage youth interest and excellence in science. These premier science programs provide opportunity for constructive interaction with peers and visiting scientists and emphasize the social value of thoughtful scientific careers.
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