August 9, 2018 | Three of our students are in the field shadowing university researchers this week!
Form VII students Chella, Grace, and Violetta are spending this week at the Kenauk Institute helping to collect data for graduate and PHD research projects. The Institute, located on the Kenauk Nature reserve, is one of the largest private fish and game reserves in North America. The group will be spending the week trekking through forests, bogs, rivers, and lakes while learning firsthand from university researchers along with two other students from Westover School. The initiative is part of the Kenauk Institute’s new Junior Internship Program which targets senior female high school students with a keen interest and passion for the biological sciences. When asked about their hopes for the week, Grace and Violetta echoed each other's excitement about the academic and career opportunities to which they would be exposed. “One of the reasons I love this internship so much is because it is to promote women in the STEM fields,” expressed Violetta. “This is such a unique experience for high school students!”
Keep an eye on our Facebook
page in the fall for a video about their experience!