This session will teach campers how to assess and monitor water quality parameters in local streams. Campers will be transported to a location on Canoe Camp Creek to participate in a discussion regarding water quality and collect samples. Campers will use LaMotte test kits to determine pH, TDS, alkalinity, acidity, and chlorine as well as conduct benthic sampling to look at what lives in a healthy stream. Campers will also visit a site on the Tioga River and do similar water quality testing to compare the differences. Throughout the session, campers will gain an understanding of the importance of watershed health.
This program serves as an introduction to Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry. The focus of this program is to give students an awareness of having a "work safe environment". Emphasis will be made on the huge role that young people will play in this industry. Students will be briefed on such subjects as Hazard Identification, Environmental Management, Road Transport Safety, High Pressure and Lifting & Hoisting. Our goal in this program is to encourage students to achieve "Early Steps To Maturity" in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Students will visit several physical locations to tour and see demonstrations of credit and non-credit educational programs related to careers in the Natural Gas and Oil Industry. The Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center (MSETC) will conduct the tour.
Students will be briefed by MSETC staff regarding career opportunities in the industry as well as educational requirements to enter into various positions. The students will then visit the Welding, Energy Technology Education Center, and the Earth Sciences Center where faculty will provide an overview of educational programming that can lead to high paying careers in the industry.
Career Camp participants will be given a tour of the Welding facilities at Penn College with examples of tools and equipment used in the welding industry, samples of weld tests used in pipeline welding, and discussions of welding career opportunities in today's industry, as well as an overview of the welding curriculum at Penn College with examples of employment placement of recent graduates.
At Penn College's Earth Science campus, students will tour lab spaces for the diesel, on-site power and heavy equipment majors. Students in these majors graduate "industry-ready" to go to work in high-paying jobs in the natural gas industry. Travel to the School of Natural Resources Management's heavy equipment operations site and watch students demonstrate skills and techniques used in the preparation of well pads. Tour the forestry programs' sawmill and lab areas and find out how these graduates are also putting their skills to work in the natural gas industry.