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African American news - Leadership Program - Citizen's Scientific Program eventOn July 15th to August 6th, a rare mixture of nine Pasadena/Altadena youth ranging from impacted students from Rose City Continuation School to college bound private school students and Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) participants, ages 15 to 18, as part of a Citizen's Scientific Program will spend 22 days traveling to and working as paid interns at Olympic National Park (ONP) in the state of Washington along with National Park Service staff.

These young people are students from Westridge School, John Muir High School, Marshall Fundamental High School, Pasadena High School and Rose City Continuation School.

These students were chosen from a total of 35 participants through a rigorous selection process as a result of their participation in OBA's various Leadership Programs during the school year. While traveling to ONP they will visit the Dos Amigos pumping plant in Los Banos; Humboldt State University; Southern Oregon University (dinner and a tour); Mount St. Helen Visitors Center; Forks, Washington, where the TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE movie was filmed, just to name a few places.

While at ONP the will participate in counting the Pacific Marmots population study, working on the trail restoration and helping improve the Park campgrounds. This is the 2nd year OBA has participated in the Pacific Marmot study but the first year the youth will be paid.

For more information contact: Charles Thomas, executive director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 626-564-0844 or 626-818-1564.


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