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Water Watchers: Canton Students Monitor Grasse River

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard  Go to full article

Boy Scouts to Learn About Adirondack Ecosystems

With help from the EPA, North Country Boy Scouts will spend time at summer camp next year learning about the ecosystems of the Adirondacks. A $5,000 grant from the EPA will allow troop leaders to create an interactive exhibit for younger campers to better understand their place in ecosystems.  Go to full article
Horizons participants learn robotics design, programming, strategy and logic. Here they build competing Lego robots.
Horizons participants learn robotics design, programming, strategy and logic. Here they build competing Lego robots.

Science Camp for Girls

Only 12 percent of the nation's jobs in science, engineering and technology are held by women. Clarkson University wants to help change that statistic with its Horizon program, a two-week summer camp that brings middle school girls and science together. Jody Tosti found out kids in the program are not only learning about science but also about teamwork.  Go to full article

Gateways to Careers

The art of interviewing for a job is a skill that can only be gained by experience. So, again this year, North Country high school students got to so some mock interviews during the eighth annual "Gateways to Careers" event held at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti was there and spoke with some of the students about their future plans.  Go to full article

Potsdam High School Students Offered College Courses

SUNY Potsdam is giving local high school students an opportunity to earn some college credits by taking courses on campus. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

A Taste of College in the North Country

The 6th annual "College 101 Experience" at Clarkson University is expected to draw nearly 800 high school juniors from across the North Country and Canada. The event is designed to give students a look at what educational programs are available in the region. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Don't Applaud?Just Throw Rotten Tomatoes

From designing a better can opener to building more fuel efficient cars, engineering takes the theories of science and applies them to real life. But teachers of engineering often struggle to bring real-life lessons to the classroom. A class at SUNY Canton gives high school students a chance to grapple with real engineering problems, but with a seasonal twist. Students have to design and build a catapult to launch rotten tomatoes the furthest. David Sommerstein went to see the homemade catapults in action.  Go to full article

Liberty Partnership Summer Camp Targets At-Risk High-Schoolers

The New York State-funded Liberty Partnership Program, which targets students at risk of dropping out of high school, sponsored its first summer camp at SUNY Canton last week. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

High-schoolers Hone Job Skills at Clarkson Fair

Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable.  Go to full article

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