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Cultivating Science

July 19, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until July 21, 2023

Dive into a Week of “Ag-ventures” Exploring the Natural World

Rising 7th and 8th graders will see nature and science from a new angle. This field trip-based camp will present STEM topics in horticulture and agriculture to campers through hands-on building activities, experiments, recipes, and field trips. This highly interactive camp aims to inspire a new appreciation and curiosity for everyday science and plant the seeds for a lifelong interest in horticultural and agricultural sciences.

Cultivating Science camp is based on a proven model of garden work, field trips, connections, and learning developed through a partnership with 4-H, NCSU Department of Horticultural Sciences and the JC Raulston Arboretum.

A new theme is explored each day through hands-on building projects and experiments like solar ovens, hydroponics systems and beehives and connected further with visits to local farms and industries where campers meet scientists, owners, researchers and farmers connected to the day’s theme. In past years, campers have visited Bayer Bee Care, Sweet Pea Urban Farms, the Well-Fed Community Garden and toured the horticultural facilities at NC State among other destinations—and we have many more exciting destinations for this summer!

Camp is limited to 20 campers. Campers bring their own lunch and snacks. Campers will need to provide their own transportation to and from camp, but transportation for field trips throughout the day is included in the registration fee.

Rising 7th and 8th graders.

$360.00 per camper.

Registration begins on January 30, 2023, for Arboretum members at the Family/Dual level or above.

Public registration begins February 13, 2023.

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July 19, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Elizabeth Overcash
(919) 513-7011


JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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