Get Real! Camp Featured in the News

Get Real! Camp Featured in the News

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. 

News coverage of camp aired on 13WHAM-TV and R News.

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.

News coverage of their final presentations aired on R News and News10NBC.

Read more about the Get Real! Action Camp. (Also covered by the Brighton-Pittsford Post.)



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