Students to explore sciences at University on the Prairie
Hosted at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton, the program guides students through hands-on exploration in five career areas important to southwest Minnesota.
LAMBERTON — For two days in July, middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to learn about science through hands-on experiments and projects in ag/environmental science, chemistry, engineering, food science and biology at University on the Prairie.
Hosted at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton, the program connects personnel from universities and professional industries, teachers and SWROC scientists to guide students through hands-on exploration in five career areas important to southwest Minnesota.
The program offers rural youth an opportunity to open doors to many career paths.
Students will test hypotheses, participate in hands-on labs and learn new skills while exploring science-based career opportunities. Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University, along with industry professionals will lead each career track and share their experiences working in science.
This year, University on the Prairie will be July 26-27. The program each day will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An evening lesson on stargazing/astronomy with Mike Lynch is planned, and an overnight lodging option is available at the SWROC.
To register, visit v2.4honline.com (under events) or contact the Cottonwood County Extension office at (507) 831-4022.
For more information, contact Crystal Reith, Cottonwood County 4-H Extension educator at (507) 831-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.