Explore NRES during Illini Summer Academies
Illini Summer Academies is a residential camp June 21-24 open to any youth in 8th to 12th grade (at least 14 by 9/1/15). Choose from: Agri Business, Ag Mechanization, Chemistry, Computer Science, Digital Fabrication, Aerospace Engin., Creative Writing, Electrical & Computer Engin., Human Development & Family Studies, Molecular & Cellular Bio., Natural Resources, Plant Science & Vet Med. #illini4H Academies of Study
Delegates will spend nearly 17 hours in Academy time with University of Illinois staff and graduate students. Space is limited in all academies and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Academy of Study
Cost: $250 Minimum Number: 6 Maximum Number: 14
The natural word is amazing and important to our everyday lives. Join NRES as we explore the environment in a hands-on, active way to learn about the sciences that encompass our natural world. From the smallest microbes to the largest forests, you will learn how scientists study nature and how they work to conserve our natural systems for everyone's benefit. We will take field trips to research plots and other green spaces to collect samples in the wild and study them further in our laboratory spaces. Get your hands dirty and let's learn!
Career Opportunities: Conservation Biologist, Environmental Attorney, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Educator, Forester, Natural Areas Manager, Park Ranger, Soil Conservationist, Sustainability Coordinator, Wildlife Biologist