It was an amazing experience and I think everyone should learn more about science and the wilderness.
— Quentin G., 2016 Participant
It was an enlightening experience to experience life without modern technology.
— Andrew X., 2017 Participant
All I know is that I want to go backpacking again. Soon and very often. [This program] showed me that there is so much information that can be pulled from nature, by just staying in one place long enough and observing, or maybe by coming up with a strategic way to collect data.
— Tina C., 2016 Participant
This program stirred both my scientific interests and my love for the outdoors. It instilled in me a well-rounded confidence that I have never known before.
— Cambrey, 2015 Participant
 educator and student collect data about the amount of tree cover in the forest using a spherical densiometer.
 

Students have used the environmental science research projects that they created while on NatureBridge Summer Backpacking programs for high school capstone projects, college entrance essays, and job resumes.

Click on the pictures below to see presentations from previous summers.

 Stream studies project, 2016

Stream studies project, 2016

 Riparian Biodiversity project, 2017

Riparian Biodiversity project, 2017

 Riparian ecosystem project, 2016

Riparian ecosystem project, 2016

 Lichen Study, 2017

Lichen Study, 2017