Summer 2018 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.
Activities will include:
- 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. 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.
The program will be held June 18 – 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 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!