Wolf Creek Wanderers, a summer natural science internship for high school students, is scheduled in association with Wolf Creek Park’s New River Birding & Nature Center, with assistance from and the Department of Environmental Protection.

The free program is limited to six students entering grades 9-12. It will offer a fun and educational outdoor classroom experience, and it counts as community service hours.

Participants will work in the field hand-in-hand with nationally known educator/naturalist Bill Hilton Jr. and Nicki Taylor from the Department of Environmental Protection to learn in-depth about watersheds, wetland ecology, neo-tropical migrant and resident birds, and square-meter science, while compiling an informative presentation to share with Scouts and elementary students when they return to school this fall.

The event is July 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wolf Creek Park’s New River Birding & Nature Center’s Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails. Pre-registration is required.

An introduction to the program for participating students and their guardian will be over breakfast at Cathedral Cafe on Wednesday, July 11 at 8 a.m.

More details will be provided upon registration.

Wolf Creek Wanderers is an outreach program of New River Birding & Nature Center. Sharing the secrets of science and nature in the New River Watershed with West Virginians and their friends, the center is sponsored by the 501-C3 Fayette County Education Fund. Its goal is to secure the future of Fayette County by providing relevant leadership and environmental training to the community, with an emphasis on youth education.

To register, email rachel@wolfcreekparkwv.com, or call 304-574-4320.

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