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    Quinnipiac University: Bobcat Nature Academy

    Quinnipiac University: Bobcat Nature Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Traditional Camp
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (203) 582-7621
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    The Bobcat Nature Academy summer experience takes students out of the classroom and gives them a front-row seat to the natural world. Throughout this 1-week camp, our instructors provide hands-on learning experiences on our campus and in surrounding environments like Sleeping Giant State Park.

    The natural world around us offers many opportunities to explore, question and learn. Participants will have the chance to learn about the local diversity using the scientific method to develop their own scientific hypothesis, test their hypothesis and present their findings. This summer, come explore the exciting world of ecology.

    Most of the learning will happen outdoors, with a focus on a different group of organisms each day. Activities will include collecting aquatic invertebrates in the stream, using dichotomous keys to identify native trees, planting native plants for our pollinators and identifying rocks and minerals found throughout Sleeping Giant State Park. Participants will also learn more about environmental sustainability and be challenged to create ways to live more sustainably.

    At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:

    Ability to define the scientific principles behind ecology, geology and environmental studies

    Skills and techniques necessary to observe and quantify biodiversity and understand the role of adaptation in the diversity of life on Earth

    Knowledge about the flora and fauna that live around us and how they play different roles in the ecosystem

    An understanding of our role in the ecosystem and how to live more sustainably

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Dates: July 29 - August 2

    Program Costs:

    Option 1: 1-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $1,680

    Option 2: 1-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $1,400

    All options include:

    • One week of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on campus with educational support staff and program materials
    • Technology and software support
    • A Quinnipiac T-shirt
    • A digital badge for use on social media, resumes or portfolios
    • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events