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Duquesne Partners with International Bayer Summer Sustainability Camp

Students from Germany and across the U.S. will be kayaking on the Kiskiminetas River, examining the Murphy’s Bottom habitat along the Allegheny River and participating in labs and a greenhouse gas inventory workshop at Duquesne as part of the International Bayer Summer Sustainability Camp.

The 15 students are staying on Duquesne’s campus from July 16-28 as they participate in the third annual camp conducted by RiverQuest and funded by the Bayer USA Foundation and the Bayer Science & Education Foundation.

Faculty from Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) will be among those mentoring the Bayer Fellows as they participate in hands-on aquatic biology field studies in local rivers. The teenagers are from California, Kansas, North Carolina, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as Germany.

Dr. Brady Porter, noted for his knowledge of fish and aquatic life, will lead the Wednesday, July 21, kayak venture on the Kiski River, said Dr. John Stolz, director of CERE. A number of faculty members will participate in observations at Murphy’s Bottom, a habitat restoration project led by Duquesne near Freeport, on Thursday, July 22, and Dr. Stan Kabala will conduct the greenhouse gas inventory session on Friday, July 23.

The sustainability camp is part of a larger Bayer initiative to develop climate-related research and projects.

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