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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs


Program Info
Program: Field Biology
Sponsoring Organization: Bell Museum of Natural History

Main Contact
Name: Holly Menninger
Title: Youth & Family Programs
Address: 2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (612) 625-6889
Email: hmenning@umn.edu
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4

Goals

Introduce campers to the field of Field Biology and the importance of the research conducted in this area of biology. Provide campers with the knowledge and tools to use nature as a laboratory to answer their own questions about biodiversity, interactions between living things, and populations. Expose campers to the possible careers in field biology and the interdisciplinary nature of these careers. Some careers to highlight include: Ornithologists, entomologists, wildlife biologists, botanists.


Activities

Through project based and experiential learning, campers will learn about: What Field Biologists research? How do field Biologists conduct their research? Why do Field Biologists conduct the research they do? How is this research and knowledge applied to other careers? Activities include: Maintain a Field Journal Create Herbarium Sheets Conduct Ethograms Make Field Drawings Conduct a survey and ID species using a Field Guide Citizen Science Project: iNaturalist Biodiversity count in Bell Museum’s Learning Landscape Field Trip to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


Program Dates

Offering four 1-week sessions during the weeks of June 17–21, July 8–12, August 26–30



Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes


Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $310
Fees: $40
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0