CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Science-loving students from all over the country are soaking in knowledge at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia.
The students were to spend the day today touring the Dow Tech Center in South Charleston before heading out to Pocahontas County, to stay at a rustic camp near Bartow.
Campers will spend the next few weeks taking in science lectures, visiting the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank and taking walks through the Monongahela National Forest.
Two students are chosen to represent each state as delegates to the camp, which has been free of charge since it was founded in 1963. The camp's goal is to encourage the development of thoughtful scientific leadership.
The last day of camp is July 23rd.