Athens, Ga. – High school students in grades 10 through 12 could spend a week at the University of Georgia free of charge if they are chosen for two summer camp sessions that will focus on “test-tube gardening.”
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the two sessions, open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a strong interest in science. Each of the two sessions has a capacity of 10 students and is free of charge. Students chosen for the summer camp will receive free lodging, meals and activities for the week on UGA’s main campus in Athens. Free roundtrip transportation will be offered to participants coming from Tifton.
There are two sessions from which to choose: Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19, or Sunday, June 21, through Friday, June 26.
The sessions will be taught by Warnell professor C.J. Tsai, a tree biotechnology expert. The sessions will teach students different ways of growing plants such as by hydroponics or tissue culture, how trees produce chemical weapons to protect themselves, how plant DNA is extracted plant genetic improvement, how to write lab reports and how to make research presentations.
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8. The application can be found on Warnell’s Web site, www.warnell.uga.edu. For more information, contact Emily Lakemaker at 706/542-0879.