Local students testing Onondaga Creek for Honeywell Science Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Local incoming high school students are getting the chance to conduct their own experiments for Honeywell Summer Science Week.

“I’m considering, doing like, being a scientist of some sort when I’m older,” said Catherine Swete, a Honeywell Camper.

Before joining in on Science Week, Swete wasn’t too sure about the subject. However, now she’s seeing a whole new side and learning things about her own environment. An interest the counselors hope all students walk away with.

“Science is really vital because we want decisions on land-use practices, on political practices, to be science-based,” said Gretchen Messer, Lead Counselor.

The kids are getting hands-on experience, doing some environmental sampling, testing the water quality and looking at wildlife living in and around Onondaga Creek.

“Applying it instead of in the classroom situation, the same knowledge but out herein, what does water temperature mean, and be able to see the correlation,” Messer said.

The Honeywell Science Week Program is put on by the MOST and it runs until July 17.


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