Ms. Allison Greenberg has been named director of the 2011 West Virginia Youth Science Camp (WVYSC), a new summer science honors program, for two talented rising tenth grade students from each West Virginia county. Modeled after the National Youth Science Camp, the WVYSC will be held at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, WV, and will integrate a broad science curriculum with traditional summer camp recreational activities.
“I am thrilled to be working again with the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) on its new venture,” Greenberg said.” As director of the WVYSC, I hope to bring my passion for science to the talented students of West Virginia.”
Greenberg’s dedication to the NYSF’s mission and programs began in 1992 as a Washington delegate to NYSC. An alumnus of the University of Washington, she earned her B.A. in zoology and a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, and a master’s degree in teaching. She has been Natural Science Coordinator and Assistant Director of Operations and Programming for NYSC. She has also served as Associate Director of Programs and Alumni Relations for the NYSF. Since 2005, she has taught fifth grade in Everett, WA.
The WVYSC is supported by the West Virginia Department of Education – Dr. Jorea M. Marple, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools.