HRE: Elon Academy

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The Elon HRE is conducted at Elon University near Burlington, North Carolina as part of the Elon Academy Program. This HRE is only available to those Alamance County students who have been accepted into the Elon Academy.

Overview of Events

Students accepted into the Elon Academy program select from a variety of courses, taking 3 courses during a 4 week summer session. The Elon Academy HRE is called Herpetology in the Piedmont during the summer program and Herpetology Across the State during the school-year Saturday program. In this HRE, we learn how to identify common frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles and snakes. We spend time in the forest, in the stream, in the vernal pool, and in the lake engaged in science investigations.

Eligible Participants

If you would like more information about the Elon Academy Program, please visit the website by. The Elon Academy accepts approximately 26 academically promising Alamance County students with a demonstrated financial need and/or no family history of college. Alamance County students apply for the Elon Academy program during their freshman year in high school.