Exploration CyberCamp, a non-residential camp for middle school and junior high school students residing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, features hands-on computer instruction, search strategy construction, campus tours, field trips, and interactive lectures by Howard University faculty and staff. The Camp is designed to
promote information literacy
develop an appreciation for culturally diverse resources in D.C.
identify ways youth can help build sustainable communities
Since its inception in 1998, CyberCampers have utilized the Internet to explore local history, visit cultural landmarks, and research the lives of famous Washingtonians and national figures. This year, the field trips will equip students to identify environmental issues affecting different communities and draw connections between environmental quality and the socio-economic makeup of the residents.
At the end of CyberCamp students will
exhibit technological literacy
send, read, and reply to e-mail messages
construct effective search strategies for selected search engines and databases
identify urgent environmental and economic issues for the Washington Metropolitan Area
describe how environmental factors as well as cultural or educational resources in a community influence career choice and success
logically organize data gathered through observation or database searching
construct a web page
recognize the contributions of various ethnic groups to the culture and character of the neighborhood, the city, and the nation