July 22-26, 2019
ENO RIVER FIELD STATION takes students ages 12-15 out of the classroom and deep into discovery of their environment. Field Station is held at the Confluence Natural Area on the West and East Forks of the Eno River, outside Hillsborough, NC. Every day the students interact with scientists, researchers, science teachers, and environmental experts who make discovery and learning fascinating and fun.
Our program focuses on experiential learning. Our emphasis is on developing interest and skills in environmental sciences, respect for each other and nature, and building self confidence. We examine what lives and grows on the Eno, how the land and climate affect what lives here, and do authentic research into what is around us. Our week includes a canoe trip on the lower Eno to the junction with the Flat river and an optional overnight campout and exploration of nocturnal zoology.
Daily Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9AM to 5 PM. Wednesday 9AM to midnight with option of camping overnight. Bus transportation to and from Hillsborough pickup at 8:30AM and return at 5:20PM.
Field Station is outdoors, hiking trails, wading creeks, exploring forest, paddling rivers. The Confluence Natural Area has a large pavilion, restrooms, parking, and trails.
WHAT WE WILL BE DOING
Here is what we did in 2018, expect more of the same in 2019: hummingbird banding, native tree transect surveys, aquatic snails, creatures of the night sight and sound, climate, aquatic macro-invertebrates, pollinator garden construction, fish survey, reptile and amphibian capture and inventory, mussel survey, tree ring coring, geological mapping, mammal camera trapping, chemical water quality analysis. (Note that not all students will get to do all the activities which is why they need to come back multiple years).
Click below for a 2019 Eno River Field Station application or call (919)620-9099 extension 204, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications taken through May 31, 2019.
Fees-Field Station costs $200 for the week with an additional $20 application fee. Daily lunch, breakfast on Thursday, and snacks are included.
Age Groups – Students are placed in groups of up to 13 people by age and led by certified NC school teachers.
Scholarship information-families needing assistance can apply for a scholarship to cover the cost or receive a discount. Please fill out a scholarship application included with the camp application. A $20 application fee is still required to reserve your space at Field Station.