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EnvironMentors

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Task
Where only in regions with local chapters,
Description

EnvironMentors provides mentors to high school students from under-represented backgrounds for college degree programs in environmental and related science fields. The program matches minority high school students with college and university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and science and environmental professionals, in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Working together, students and mentors develop rigorous environmental science research projects over the course of the academic year.

In the spring, EnvironMentors students present their projects to elementary school classes in their respective school districts and to a team of judges at each chapter's EnvironMentors Fair. The top three students from each chapter travel to Washington, D.C., to present their project at the National EnvironMentors Fair.

EnvironMentors' integrative approach to identifying pressing environmental issues through hands-on application of the scientific method supported by a mentor has proven beneficial all students and life-changing for some.

How to Join

For information on becoming a mentor, visit: http://ncseonline.org/EnvironMentors/cms.cfm?id=1888.

For information on starting a new EnvironMentors chapter, visit: http://ncseonline.org/EnvironMentors/cms.cfm?id=1885.

For information on serving as judge at an EnvironMentors Fair, visit: http://ncseonline.org/EnvironMentors/cms.cfm?id=2115.

Website http://ncseonline.org/EnvironMentors/
Required Gear

Computer with Internet access. Additional materials will depend on the research project you develop.

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Project Updated 04/12/2017