Multi-generational Environmental Science Field Experience (MEFE)

August 6th-11th, 2023


The Multi-generational Environmental Science Field Experience (MEFE) is an environmental science and outdoor adventure program for high school students (rising 10th-12th). Students will spend 6 days and 5 nights together studying watershed and riverine science, riparian health, lake ecology, and shoreline habitat and management in the Lake James Watershed. Led by adults in the environmental field and college student mentors, participants will work in intergenerational teams to collect, analyze, and summarize environmental data from Lake James and the Linville River. This program is offered by Lake James Environmental Association and Montreat College and is funded by a grant from Resourceful Communities and The Conservation Fund. Contact Sophie McCarthy at (828) 475-2735 or [email protected] with any questions.

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MEFE program partners:

Montreat College

Lake James State Park

Foothills Conservancy of NC

Centro Unido Latino-Americano

West Marion Community Forum

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation