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FEMMES at SWAMP

 

DUWC member Neal Flanagan tells 2010 FEMMES Summer Camp participants about the restoration project at the Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park.

Photo by Mengchi Ho

 

Participants in the 2010 Femmes Summer Camp visited DUWC's Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park (SWAMP) on August 18.

 

The FEMMES program (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) introduces young women in 4th through 6th grades to experiences in science-related fields. Women faculty members and Duke students lead group activities and act as mentors for the program participants.

 

Class members looked at different types of wetland plants beside the pond . Photo by Mengchi Ho

 

During their visit to SWAMP and in class activities earlier in the day, the FEMMES students learned about how wetlands work in the environment and how human health is directly related to a healthy environment.

 

Visiting Assistant Professor Neal Flanagan and masters student Catherine Anderson were among the Wetland Center representatives for the day's activities.

 

For more information on the FEMMES program, visit their website.

 

More pictures from the FEMMES Summer Camp trip to SwAMP. Photos by Mengchi Ho

 

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