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AgriSTEM Camp

July 22-27, 2018

A 4-H youth with her pig.

State Contact: Jessica Blythe and Jen Robertson-Honecker

PROGRAM:
Students will participate in activities that introduce a wide range of STEM-focused agricultural fields and careers. Possible activities include visits to the WVU Animal Science and Organic Farms, Agriscience-In-Action on the WVU zip line canopy and dendrology tour, visits to Coopers Rock State Park, as well as experiments and activities in WVU research labs that explore plant propagation, hardware and integrated circuitry, bugs, animal science, GPS and biotechnology.

AgriSTEM Camp is designed to be fun and engaging. Students should come prepared to spend the majority of each day in interactive and hands-on Ag-STEM curriculum. They are expected to demonstrate safe and appropriate behavior while in the laboratory or when participating in the climbing wall and zip line activities.

PURPOSE:
AgriSTEM Camp is a science immersive camp that provides 4-H members with hands-on experiences in the science, technology, engineering and math of agriculture to better understand how agriculture impacts our lives. Campers will experience Ag-STEM in action in the research labs of WVU while working in teams to find unique and creative solutions to real world problems. The camp allows youths to see what it's like to attend college as they work on campus with real scientists and live and eat in an actual WVU residence hall.

WHO:
Students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grade (i.e., entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade for fall 2018) are eligible to attend. Space is limited to 24 participants.

WHERE:
The camp will take place on the WVU Morgantown Campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Campers will spend the night in a WVU residence hall and conduct experiments in WVU labs.

COST:
$450. Early bird scholarships of $50 are available for those who register before May 12, 2018, reducing the cost to $400. Registration closes June 29, 2018. Payment must be made in full by June 29, 2018.

Register Online for AgriSTEM Camp

The cost includes all meals, lodging, STEM/zip line/climbing activities and a camp t-shirt. Youths will return home with several fun STEM projects created while at camp.