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Microscope Adventure Camp 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hamline University

1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

High School Microscope Adventure Camp

At this camp, you will observe and understand an "invisible" microscopic world revealed by light microscopes and Hamline's state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope. You will also use photomicrography to present and explain your scientific observations.

Space is limited to 20 campers. Please register early.

At camp, you will:

  • Interact with local experts to learn the principles of light microscopes, electron microscopes, and photomicrography, as well as their applications in fields like the environmental science, forensic science, life science, and materials science.
  • Conduct hands-on experiments with light microscopes and our state-of-the-art environmental scanning electron microscope.
  • Work with a team to use microscopy and microanalysis techniques to create, edit, and present images, and share scientific findings to different audiences.

Camp details

Who: Students entering or in grades 9–12

When: July 24 - 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Hamline University's Saint Paul campus

Cost: $698 per person. The cost includes 5 lunches, lab materials and supplies, water bottle, and a T-shirt.

Registration is now closed. Check back for new opportunities.

Refund policy: Before April 30, $100 cancellation fee; After April 30, we will refund you 50% of your registration cost. We will NOT provide any refund after the first day of the camp you were registered for.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available based on financial need and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. We are a participant in the Summer Academic Enrichment Program, which will cover the full camp tuition for those who qualify.

To apply, take a few minutes to fill out this form and obtain the following two documents from a school official that (1) you are income eligible for free or reduced price lunches, and (2) you have either an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term for the subject of Science. Then you will send the two documents to Dr. Lifeng Dong at ldong03@hamline.edu at your earliest time.

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