E.S.S.R.E. 2011


Environmental Science Summer Research Experience for Young Women




     Welcome to the 2011 E.S.S.R.E. webpage.  This summer, 16 young women joined the program to work as scientific research interns studying soil ecology in the backwoods of Roland Park Country School.  Interns came from a diverse range of the Baltimore area high schools, providing the opportunity for otherwise unlikely friendships, the sharing of a wide range of skill sets, and personal perspectives.  This year's schools included: Towson High, Notre Dame Prep, Western, Friends School, Catholic High, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory, and Roland Park Country School.

If you want to inquire further about how each group collected results, click to read our steps to a biota survey.

Chelsea's Group

Maddie's Group

Ella's Group

Mr. Brock's Group

Individual Research Group Questions

Based on the site data that all sixteen interns found during the first half of the program, new groups were formed in order to give students the opportunity to research their own questions.  Please take the time to read each groups's research report in order to learn more about their findings and conclusions.  To view each groups website, click the photographs.

 The Phos Sisters

   The Ks



If you have further questions about E.S.S.R.E. please contact the former Project Director, at STEMteacherEmeritus.rpcs@gmail.com. Contact current program director, Cheryl Carmona, at carmonac@rpcs.org


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