Outdoor Program

Participants at the Youth Science Discovery Experience have the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of Canaan Valley through a variety of outdoor activities.  Canaan Valley Institute is surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands with miles of excellent trails and streams in a variety of different terrains.

Students and teachers explore this environment through both project-related field work and recreational excursions.  Outdoor trips offer opportunities to try new activities, strengthen relationships among traveling companions, and develop leadership skills and confidence.  Depending on the season and weather, YSDE participants have opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing.