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High School Students Study Sustainability This Summer

Mar 13, 2012

posted in: Centerfeatured

From June 18-June 29, rising high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to study Global Sustainability at USF with top professors.

The two-week interdisciplinary program provides a unique opportunity to explore professions that focus on building a sustainable world, including careers in civil and environmental engineering, environmental policy, public health, marine science, and transportation policy.

During the course, students will explore marine and coastal issues, water supply and sanitation, energy, issues, urban planning, transportation management and global change pressures.

Activities include field trips led by faculty and professionals from USF’s Patel College of Sustainability, School of Architecture and Community Design, College of Marine Science, Departments of Anthropology and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clean Energy Research Center, and Urban Transportation and Research.

Students will travel with faculty on field trips to locations such as The Florida Aquarium, an archeological dig site, Mote Marine Lab, Florida Aquatic Preserve, USF Flex House, LEED certified buildings, Traffic Management Center, and USF Riverfront Park, to gain first-hand insight into sustainability issues and career opportunities.

The price for the two-week program is $748.00. Scholarships are available for those who qualify (details here).

“We have put together a terrific sustainability curriculum and we are very excited to welcome our first Pre-College class to USF this summer”, says Bessie Skoures, Associate Director of Outreach.

For more information, click here.