Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education

Becoming WISE about the Environment: A Novel Approach to an Overnight Summer Science Camp for Young Females
Michael Bindis 1 * , Christa Currie 1
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1 Mount St. Joseph University, UNITED STATES
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Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2021 - Volume 17 Issue 2, Article No: e2233
https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/9331

Published Online: 01 Jan 2021

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ABSTRACT
In order to encourage female students to pursue science as a career, an overnight science camp known as the Women in Science Experience (WISE) was developed and implemented at Mount St. Joseph University. The camp was developed for girls who were 14-17 years of age as a residential experience to simulate life on a university campus. This manuscript describes the implementation of the camp, including development of content and organization of the camp schedule.  The camp was evaluated by student participants using a survey that contained Likert-style and open response questions, with students reporting overall satisfaction with the camp. The manuscript discusses the student responses to the survey and describes the lessons learned from the entire process of developing and running WISE.
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