Published on 04/25/18

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announces high school programs for summer 2018

By Sage Barnard

High school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

Participants will work with live animals; tour UGA laboratories, classrooms and greenhouses; and work with current UGA students and faculty members with shared interests. These programs give participating students a good idea of what their experience at CAES may be like should they choose to pursue a degree in the college.

There are five enrichment camps set for UGA’s Athens campus in 2018.

Animal Science in Action camp is intended for rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in an animal science career. The camp runs from Thursday, May 31, to Friday, June 1, and costs $150. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.

Georgia Plant Science Scholars camp provides a chance for students to participate in a science conference where they present team creations on plant and science topics. It runs Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and has an application deadline of Friday, April 20. The cost is $250.

The ADVANCE Ag Institute is intended for rising high school seniors interested in pursuing an education and a career in agriculture. Students partake in classes and laboratory sessions. The institute takes place from Sunday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 27, and the registration deadline is May 25. The cost is $250.

The Livestock Judging Camp is for students interested in improving their livestock examining skills. It is open to 4-H or FFA members rising to grades six through 12. The camp runs June 26- 28, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 25. The cost of this camp is $100.

The Poultry Science Open House is a daylong event that gives high school students and potential college transfers an opportunity to interact with UGA poultry science faculty. The open house takes place on Friday, July 20, and is free to students. The deadline to register is Friday, July 13.

All of these programs offer tools for students exploring career paths in the life, environmental and agricultural sciences. These camps will prepare students for college, inform their goals and give them a good idea of what life is like as a CAES major.

For more information about these programs, visit

Sage Barnard is a student writer for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension.

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