ESSRE 2020

Environmental Science Summer Research Experience for Young Women

Thank you for visiting the 2020 E.S.S.R.E. page! This summer, 10 interns participated in E.S.S.R.E.’s three week program to perform a biota survey, also known as an environmental “snapshot” of the Roland Park Country School Backwoods. The interns based their individual group projects on statistical anomalies found in the biota survey data to uncover the possible truth behind discrepancies in various microbe populations and chemical levels found throughout the E.S.S.R.E. sites. These girls represented various schools throughout the Baltimore area, including Friends School of Baltimore, New Town High School, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Western School of Technology, and Roland Park Country School, to make up a very successful 2020 program. Please explore this page to find the interns’ research papers and 2020 data.

If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact the project director, Cheryl Carmona, by e-mail at  

Biota Survey Groups

To see each group’s site’s raw data, click on the group name.

Annie’s Group Sydney’s Group
Ms. Carmona’s Group



Research Groups

To see the research papers click on the group picture and to view their websites click on the group name and enjoy!

Dirt Campers Queen Bees Basic Bananas
Thank you 2020 interns!!! 🙂