Each year the Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute mentors up to 4 high school interns from Bergen County Academies. Students work in the NJDEP certified laboratory and GIS laboratory. Each student will work next to professional scientists learning lab techniques, conducting chemical analysis, aiding in the field work and inputting data into different software. GIS students will be working on refining the Districts hydrology and habitat layers, comparing creek cross sections with digital surface elevation models, and assist with drone flights and biofilm assessment.
MRRI has been mentoring interns for the past 16 years and it has been beneficial for the students of BCA as well as the mentors