Location: Where is this HRE?
Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center is located on a 365-acre tract of eastern deciduous forest at a North Carolina Environmental Education Center near Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Overview of Events
Since 2007, we have spent one week each summer and six follow-up days later in the year collecting and sharing data on local populations of reptiles and amphibians.
What is this HRE?
We follow Boykin Spaniel dogs through woods and fields to find box turtles, wade through wetlands at night to catch and identify calling frogs, walk in puddles and small vernal pools to study local salamander species, check traps for new and recaptured aquatic turtles, examine the snakes that cross our paths, and have a great time outdoors. Following the summer HRE, there are optional Saturday or weekend field trips during the Academic School year. Take a look at some of the follow up field trips that current HRE students are enjoying!
Attend the CCR HRE: How do I participate?
This HRE program runs from June 9 – 14, 2013. The program is free to all participants thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation. Visit our application page to learn about how you can be a part of this exciting experience. On the application you will indicate your preference for either the CCR location or the Rockfish location.
Eligible Participants: Who can participate?
We accept approximately 30 students from across the state each summer for the CCR site. Students should be rising 9th through 12th graders (during the school year following the HRE).
The next HRE at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center will be held June 9 – 14, 2013.
In order to participate in this program, students must submit a completed application.Applications will be reviewed and approximately 30 students will be selected.
For more information about the Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center, visit their Web site.