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Title:UIS Conservation Academy at Emiquon
Author(s):Jennings, Sarah; Lemke, Michael J.; Dungey, Keenan E.
Subject(s):grant proposal
community foundation
high school students
science education
environmental conservation
Geographic Coverage:Illinois River
Abstract:The UIS Conservation Academy at Emiquon began when a local school district approached science professors at UIS with the idea that their two educational institutions could partner together to strengthen science education for high school students, improve science test scores and increase student awareness of careers in the sciences. The proposed Conservation Academy will provide an opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to engage in scientific activities related to various environmental fields, meet conservation scientists and professionals, view presentations about science careers, and contribute to the conservation of the environment through service activities. The location of Emiquon lends itself well to opening the Conservation Academy to CFCI area schools. School districts that have indicated a strong interest include Peoria district 150, Havana district 126 and Lewistown district 97. The Academy will take place on a designated day per week for four consecutive weeks. The students will participate in a variety of science experiments at the UIS Thirkildsen Field Station laboratory at Emiquon. To raise awareness of the Conservation Academy, UIS professors will present information at the schools. Interested students will be selected by their teachers for enrollment in the Academy.
Issue Date:2011-09-01
Citation Info:Jennings S, Lemke MJ, Dungey KE. 2011. UIS Conservation Academy at Emiquon. Community Foundation of Central Illinois.
Sponsor:Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-08-07

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