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SciTrek Program for Future Scientists

06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019

Location: On-campus

Event/Activity Description

What do scientists really do? Join the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center’s staff in exploring current scientific research activities in a variety of laboratory and outdoor field settings. The week’s activities focus on building the following skills:

  • Understanding the nature of science;
  • Data collection (both in the lab and in the field);
  • Data interpretation; and
  • Drawing and communicating conclusions.

Students participating in SciTrek will explore current scientific research from a variety of fields. In the past, topics have included the mountain pine beetle infestation, invasive plant species, dendrochronology, groundwater quality and quantity, geographic mapping, evolution/natural selection, solar energy, etc. The 2018 schedule can be viewed here. Students will receive personal mentoring from first-class teachers, staff and expert guest presenters. Please note that some outdoor field work will include a moderate amount of hiking.

This summer camp for high school students has been going strong since 1999. Take a look at our SciTrek YouTube video and our photo album and a news story.

Event/Activity Details

Target Populations:

High School Students

Program Type:

Stand-alone program

Instructional Delivery Methods:


Participation Fees:

Paid Program

Description of Fees:

$600 - $1,600

Collaboration Opportunities

New members of the target population(s) can get involved / participate in the program.

More Information / Register

Primary Contact

Courtney Butler
Assistant Director
Education & Outreach Center

Contact Information

Email Courtney Butler

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