Soil & Plants in Agriculture Camp

June 11, 2018
Weekly on Mon until Jun, 15 2018
Alumni Campus Events NSS
Biology Dept.

Middle schoolers, register by April 15 for YNS Soil & Plants in Agriculture Camp: June 11-15 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Camp leaders are UNK! Biology faculty, Julie Shaffer and Paul Twigg. Topics include: basics of soil science and plants' interaction with the environment, experiments to measure plant responses to stimuli and challenges, and investigation of genetically modified crops. Another YNS summer science camp at UNK is CyberCamp (for middle and high school youth), June 6-9, led by UNK CSIT Assistant Professor Matt Miller. For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. YNS camp fees include meals and lodging, except Secret Life of Metals and Soil and Plants in Agriculture (day camps only). YNS is conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR with support from the National Science Foundation, to encourage youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers. NSF support helps keep YNS camp fees low; faculty from Nebraska colleges and universities are camp leaders, and camp staff include university students. Need-based scholarships are available. For information and online applications, see

Nebraska EPSCoR