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Teenagers in the TEENS program

Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science (TEENS)
(Grades 9-12)

Explore nature in the city, learn about college and career paths in environmental science, ecology, and conservation, and participate in hands-on scientific investigations! Conduct environmental science and urban ecology field investigations and study the nature found in our city's parks, neighborhoods, and natural areas. Teens develop their own research questions and learn to use mobile devices to collect data in the field and to create and share dynamic online maps of project data, culminating in websites developed to highlight their projects.

  • Summer Program Dates

    -June 26 - August 10, 2018
    -Monday-Friday, 9:30am-2pm
    -Program does not meet on July 4, 2018

  • Eligibility

    -Age 14-18
    -Chicago high school student
    -Able to attend all program dates

  • Benefits

    -Earn up to $725 for your participation
    -Lunch provided

Highlights

  • Explore nature in the city and participate in real-world scientific investigations
  • Learn about college and career paths in environmental science, ecology, and conservation
  • Investigate Chicago’s connections with global conservation issues
  • Develop lasting friendships and network with other teenagers from across the city

How to Apply

Apply online at afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/. Search for Program Name: Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science

For More Information

Email teens@naturemuseum.org

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TEENS is generously supported by After School Matters, US Forest Service-International Programs, and The Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at The Chicago Community Trust

 
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