SRNS Offers Ecological Learning Opportunities
Field trips by students from area schools to SRS often enjoy hands-on demonstrations and presentations involving ecology, potential biofuels, nature walks and the aquatic study of ponds.
To some, summer means a break from school and classes, but to the high school students participating in an Agricultural Program at South Carolina State University and those middle school students selected from South Carolina’s Barnwell County, District 19, summer means opportunity.
Recent field trips by these groups to the Savannah River Site included demonstrations and presentations involving ecology, potential biofuels, nature walks and an aquatic study of a beaver pond all in a unique summer classroom. The purpose of the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) is to enhance mathematics, science, and technology by providing a hands-on experience using the environment as teaching tool.