Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES)
University of Pennsylvania
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
In the summer of 2007, the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania launched a community outreach education program for high school students called the Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) summer program. The TREES program is a unique hands-on research experience for high school students that introduce them to laboratory science. About seven students are recruited each year from local high schools for the 8 week program. They are taught by graduate student mentors, alumni high school student mentors and faculty members, all of whom volunteer their time to guide the students one-on-one or in the small group.