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VCU Rice Center hosts local high school students for carbon awareness program funded by Dominion

During the fall semester, VCU Rice Center hosted Advanced Placement environmental students from Clover Hill, Douglas Freeman and Varina high schools to participate in a carbon awareness program generously funded by Dominion.

Developed by VCU’s Life Sciences Environmental Outreach Education and three graduate and Ph.D. students from the Department of Biology, VCU undergrads are being trained to do research and teach high school students about carbon cycling and the role it plays in atmospheric carbon increase and global climate change.

Using an array of mesocosms, these students learned how to collect data in the field and laboratory. Following these experiments, students followed up with data analysis to complete their experiments.