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UF’s Florida Youth Institute Science Summer Camp Seeks High School Applicants

Who: UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and The World Food Prize Foundation

What: Rising Florida high school juniors and seniors for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to apply for the Florida Youth Institute, a week-long summer residential camp hosted at the University of Florida. Participants experience college life at UF while learning how the agricultural, natural and life sciences impact their families and communities around the world.

The high school students will:

  • Engage in hands-on activities and demonstrations;
  • Experience indoor and outdoor laboratories and campus facilities;
  • Meet CALS Dean Elaine Turner, representatives from FDACS, and current CALS students and staff;
  • Examine issues in agriculture, life sciences and natural resources;
  • Experience living in a campus residence hall; and
  • Reflect on worldwide challenges such as food security.

When: Applicants can choose to attend one of two session weeks: July 14-19, 2019 OR July 21-26, 2019

Where: University of Florida; Gainesville, Fla.

Cost: $350 per participant

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019 online at http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students

Media Contact: Dana Edwards, 352-392-1963, dana.edwards@ufl.edu

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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) administers the degree programs of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). The mission of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is to deliver unsurpassed educational programs that prepare students to address the world’s critical challenges related to agriculture, food systems, human wellbeing, natural resources and sustainable communities. The college has received more total (national and regional combined) USDA teaching awards than any other institution. The University of Florida is ranked No. 8 in the list of top 10 best public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Visit the CALS website at cals.ufl.edu, and follow CALS on social media platforms at @ufcals.

 

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