ITSRG is pleased to prepare for the start of the BITS Summer Intensive Program - 2009. 150 high school students from Philadelphia will participate in programs from July 6 through August 15. The experience will feature environmental research internships and a service learning program aimed at creating a set of place markers for the Wissahickon Park in collaboration with Friends of the Wissahickon. High school students will be supported with work-ready jobs as part of Mayor Nutter's Green Jobs initiative.
Temple University undergraduate and graduate students will serve as mentors and program facilitators for the programs. The programs aim to improve student skills related to information and communication technologies, geography, making maps, and way-finding. All high school participants will create social media projects such as blogs, collaborative maps, and digital photo collections. In addition, students will gain experiences in conducting geographic field work related to environmental problems.
The program was made possible through funding from the Philadelphia Youth Network and the Philadelphia Network for Neighborhood Development.
For more information about our summer programs, contact ITSRG at 215-204-3596 or email us at email@example.com.