First Overnighter a Success!

Yesterday and today the delegates scattered in groups throughout the West Virginia wilderness and found their way back to camp. Many of the overnight trips offered at the National Youth Science Camp give delegates the opportunity to get in touch with Mother Nature and oftentimes try something they haven’t experienced yet in life.  For many delegates, these trips provide them with their first chance to use a map and compass, backpack through the woods, mountain bike, or crawl in a cave.

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NYSC Delegates and great views on the Rohrbaugh hike in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area
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Delegates navigating with a compass and map through wild and wonderful West Virginia
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NYSC Delegates, Northfork trail, and  more beautiful views!

This evening’s lecture was given by Science of Baseball by Dr. Ricardo Valerdi (Associate Professor, University of Arizona).  His talk, “The Science of Baseball discussed the implications of sports movies on STEM education and the impact that baseball can have on academic achievement.

Dr. Ricardo Valderi
Dr. Ricardo Valderi Associate Professor, University of Arizona

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