SUMMER FUN

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Girls in Science summer camp in the Smokies

Girls interested in science have an opportunity to spend a week this summer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont.  
  • expanded this year to two one-week sessions (6 days and 5 nights)
  • ages expanded to include girls ages 12-15
  • cost is a sliding scale from $100 - $608
  • Sessions are June 9 -14, 2014 or July 28 - August 2, 2014
  • completed applications are due to Tremont on Feb. 14
  • for more information, visit http://www.gsmit.org/girlscience.html
The camp will include outdoor exploration throughout the park and participation in citizen science projects alongside real scientists and park rangers, with a goal of keeping girls excited about science as they move through their middle school years. Highlights of past Girls In Science Camps include snail studies in a temperate rainforest, evenings spent investigating insects in Cades Cove, and mornings working with specialists capturing and banding songbirds. 

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