March 3, 2011
Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:
The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2011 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
The NYSC is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school students from each state. The NYSC is offered at no cost to participants. All educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant:
The completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2011, and sent to the attention of:
Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to the Superintendent
Superintendent’s Initiatives Office
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814
As part of the NYSC program, scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members.
Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research. A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation’s premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight expeditions into the Monongahela National Forest featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, or kayaking opportunities.
The NYSC will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Delegates must be able to attend the entire NYSC program. Delegates will arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on June 30, 2011, and depart on July 24, 2011. More information is available on the NYSC Web page
http://www.nysc.org/w/2011.html [Note, the preceding link is no longer valid].
If you have any questions about the National Youth Science Camp nominations process, please contact
Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Superintendent’s Initiatives Office, by phone at 916-319-0554 or by email at email@example.com [Note: The prior contact is no longer available. For questions regarding the National Youth Science Camp, please contact Dina Fong, Staff Services Manager, Superintendent's Initiatives Office, by phone at 916-319-0551 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org].