Wednesday, March 27, 2013
If horticulture isn't your thing, how about chemistry? Here is the information on a hands-on chemistry and engineering workshop about polymers and fibers, offered by the College of Textiles at NC State:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
There are lots of great high school camp opportunities in the Triangle NC area, many associated with local universities or institutions. So this is the first in a series of posts about these outstanding summer learning opportunities for teens. Here is the information about the Horticulture program offered by NC State University:
Horticultural Science Summer Institute
July 7th-12th, 2013
High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices, climbing trees, designing landscapes and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant growth. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses, eat delicious local food, explore campus, watch garden films, and arrange flowers. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development.
The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Many meals (but not all) included. Please fill out the online application and have a non-family member submit one letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Driscoll, 218 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695
Click here to submit an application! Applications due by May 22, 2013 at 5:00PM.
Draft Schedule (Please see attached last year's schedule)
Sunday, July 7th
Afternoon Registration (Tentatively Bragaw Hall), Cookout and Keynote opening
Monday, July 8th
Ornamental Plants (visit to JC Raulston, plant identification, plant propagation, cut flowers, nursery) Evening activities: team-building, campus exploration
Tuesday, July 9th
Vegetables (vegetable production, breeding, food safety, farm tour) Evening: garden movie screening
Wednesday, July 10th
Veggies and local foods (fruit production, tasting, grafting, food systems, farmer’s market) Evening: Floral design
Thursday, July 11th
Landscape Design and Consumer Horticulture (landscape design, treen-climbing, rain gardens) Evening: Cookout, games, presentation editing
Friday, July 13th
Career reflections, college decisions, Parent luncheon
For more information visit: http://cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/extension/YouthSummerInstitute.php
Friday, March 22, 2013
It's time for the annual Teen Poetry Contest that is organized each year by the Wake County Public Library (NC) system. Teens living in Wake County, NC and in grades 6-12 can submit up to three original poems to the contest. Winners are chosen for 6th, 7th-8th, 9th-10th, and 11th-12th grades and are honored with a trophy, reading their work at a reception, and having their work published on the WCPL website.
Submit your poems online before the deadline of April 30 on the Poetry Contest website:http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/aboutteenpoetry.aspx
Good luck to all your teen poets!