(WEHT) – Two local high school students are selected to participate in the 2019 NatureBridge Alcoa Scholars Program.
Sravani Ravipati, a junior at Castle High School and Elizabeth Williams, a junior at Heritage Hills High School are among a diverse group of 63 you selected from around the world to participate in a summer adventure studying biodiversity and climate change in two of the most iconic national parks in the United states.
Williams will travel to Yosemite National Park in California and Ravipati will be traveling to Olympic National Park in Washington.
Ravipati and Williams will be studying topic ranging from forest ecology, water quality and soil science to the impact of visitors on park landscapes while hiking in the backcountry.
They were chosen for their interest in the natural world and their motivation to make an impact in the home communities.
The scholars will be joining high school students from six countries and four other U.S. states in an immersive, two-week environmental science program that allows the students to learn and grow in some of the world’s most beautiful protected land.