CROOKSTON, Minn. – Learn how to answer questions using science, develop questions in an area of interest, conduct an experiment, or learn to interpret results of an experiment during Science Summer Camp. The Science Summer Camps will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5 and is designed for young scientists in grades 6-9 and another running at the same time for those in grades 10-12 as well as science teachers. Registration for the camps is $90 before July 15 and $100 after July 15. Register at www.umcrookston.edu/camps
Housing is available on campus for $170 for the week and includes evening activities, supervision, along with room and board. Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. except for Friday which includes poster and oral presentations and concludes at noon. For every five student registrations, one teacher registration is free. Parents and teachers may attend all week but are encouraged to attend the final day.
Studies show that participation in science fair projects increases standardized test scores in the sciences. Participation in a regional science fair can result in trips to the state fair and the international fair along with awards and recognition. For more information on the Science Summer Camps at the U of M Crookston, contact Katy Smith, Ph.D., 218-281-8262.