FDU Offers Environmental Education and Leadership Program for High School

TEANECK, NJ (February 7, 2011) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus announces its Summer Scholar’s “High School Leaders” program for outstanding students entering grades 8, 9, and 10. The program will run Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from July 11-22, 2011. As an FDU summer scholar and participant in the High School Leaders Program, participants will get a sneak preview of college life and learning at FDU.


The High School Leaders program will develop leadership skills through environmental stewardship. Exploring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s clearinghouse of environmental information, students will learn to restore stream health on campus and within their communities.


Field trips, hiking, and hands-on workshops will increase team building and character development. Through greenhouse awareness and creative problem solving, students will gain confidence in their ability to organize, plan and implement environmental restoration and protection. This program focuses on community leadership through the development of life skills and success skills in a framework that utilizes both structure and individual freedom.


The program is a non-credit workshop and costs $700 for the two weeks. For more information and to apply, please visit the Summer Scholars program website at http:// www.fdu.edu/summerteens, contact us by email at summer@fdu.edu or call the Summer Scholar’s Program Office at 1-800-338-3887. The program can also be reached by writing to: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Summer Scholars Program, 1000 River Road, H-DH1-02, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations

Lillian Lukac