University of GeorgiaFor high school students interested in science, the University of Georgia Plant Science Scholars program is an incredible deal.
For just $30, students can spend almost three days, June 23-25, on the UGA campus exploring areas of horticulture, plant pathology, crop and soil sciences and forestry.
The students will learn how to extract DNA. They'll visit greenhouses and research farms. And they'll learn how to propagate plants. These are just a few examples of the many hands-on activities they'll be able to try on the UGA campus.
Students will be housed in UGA dorms. Their meals and evening entertainment are provided.
DeadlineThe application deadline is April 1. To apply or get more information, visit www.plant.uga.edu/labrat/gapsspage.htm. Or contact Kisha Shelton at (706) 542-1426. Or write her at 2105 Miller Plant Science Bldg., Athens, GA 30602-7274.
(Cat Holmes was a science writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)