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West Virginia Wildlife
Science Camp
Patrick McMurtry Hands On Learning For Young Scientists

July 24, 2013
Reporter: Patrick McMurtry
Videographer: Bob Frank


One of the hardest things to do is convince some kids that learning is fun, and when you're talking about science, or worse yet, math, well, you have an uphill job on your hands. But take a look at the faces of these high school students from around the state taking part in a science camp. You can tell their having a blast learning about tracking musky. Josh Stevens with The Youth Science Foundation explains the importance of such camps.

"One of the biggest things they get out of it is a sense of community with other kids interested in math and science. They're often not viewed as popular as sports and many areas don't have the resources to develop really in depth science programs." says Stevens.

One thing's for sure, they wouldn't get the chance to not only learn how musky are tracked in area waters, and they for sure wouldn't get a chance to actually pick up a transmitter and track a receiver hidden in a classroom. That takes resources schools don't have. Luckily, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is here to give the kids some hands on experience and combine with others to make sure the they learn a lot and have fun.

"The Canaan Institute, the DNR has helped out a lot with programing for the 2013 science camp. We're working with the National Radio Observatory, too." says Stevens.

That's a lot of brainpower, and resources, all on hand to make sure these kids from around the state get some state of the art learning in a small camp in Jackson County. That's teamwork.

LEARN MORE at the W. Va. DNR


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