Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Horticultural Science Summer Institute

July 8th - 13th 2012
NC State University

All high school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a new week long, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant production processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development. The inagural Horticultural Science Summer Institute is sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Program with the Department of Horticultural Science.

The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Scholarships may be available. Applications are due Monday, May 21st, 2012. Please fill out the online application at http://go.ncsu. edu/hssi and have a non-family member submit one letter of recommendation to or Liz Driscoll, 218 Kilgore

For more information (including a draft schedule) visit: or contact: Liz Driscoll at / 919.513.7346 or 919.886.3424

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