Get Real! Camp Featured in the News

Get Real! Camp Featured in the News

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The 2007 Get Real! Environmental Action Camp kicked off to a great start this year. Fourteen very enthusiastic seventh and eighth grade students from The Harley School’s Horizons Student Enrichment Program, a community outreach program committed to supporting the academic success of urban students, had the opportunity to become water quality scientists. On Tuesday, July 24, students literally got their feet wet as they investigated and tested the waters at Charlotte Beach on Lake Ontario. Local media covered the students’ visit at the lakeshore. To view some of the online news coverage, visit:

Channel 13

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Throughout the remainder of camp, the middle school students tested their water samples in laboratories on campus and then created multimedia Public Service Announcements (PSAs). They shared their findings with the community on the camp’s last day, August 1. During their final presentation, students shared facts and data about the water quality, determined whether or not Charlotte Beach is unfit for swimming, and offered their recommendations for improving one of Rochester’s biggest summer challenges—water quality.

To view online news coverage of their final presentations, visit:

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Channel 10

Daily photographs and blog entries for the 2007 Get Real! Environmental Action Camp can be viewed by visiting www.getrealscience.com/2007camp.

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