Summer 2017 Program

What do scientists really do? Join the College of Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center’s staff in conducting real scientific research activities in a variety of laboratory and outdoor field settings.

The program is for students who will be entering the 10th through 12th grades in Fall 2017 and will be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.

Activities will include:

  • Exploring the nature of science;
  • Identifying research problems;
  • Experimental design;
  • Collection of data with a variety of sophisticated tools;
  • Interpretation of data; and
  • Drawing and communicating conclusions.

Students participating in SciTrek will tackle real world problems from a scientific standpoint. In the past, topics have included the mountain pine beetle infestation, invasive weeds, groundwater quality and quantity, dendrochronology, geographic mapping, etc. Students will receive personal mentoring from first-class teachers, staff and expert guest presenters. Some outdoor field work will include a moderate amount of hiking.

The program will be held June 19 – 23, 2017  from 8:30 a.m. to noon and may be combined with the afternoon Summer Vet program to make a full day of science related activities. Registration information and more can be found by visiting the SciTrek website or  contacting Courtney Butler, program coordinator.  Come and join us for this fun and unique experience!

June 19 – 23, 2017

8:30 a.m. – Noon

College of Natural Sciences
CNS Education and Outreach Center
(970) 491-1700

Program Coordinator:
Courtney Butler