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    Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer:  Environmental Science in the Worm Lab

    Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer: Environmental Science in the Worm Lab


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Preserving the Environment, Career Exploration, Environmental Science
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This summer experience ecological science in action. You will step away from the classroom and into an ecotoxicology lab. You will design and conduct a unique project in ecotoxicology covering experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Projects will involve ecotoxins such as acid rain, pesticides, plastics or herbicides, and organisms such as planaria, cockroaches, or earthworms. This ecotoxicology lab teaches you how to conduct science based on soil ecology and ecotoxicology.

    The Stony Brook University Pre-College Summer — Environmental Science in the Earth Worm Lab is designed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in learning more about ecological science in action. In this experiential program, you will step away from traditional textbook science and learn hands-on about ecotoxicology research. You will gain experience in designing and conducting unique scientific experiments, immersing yourself in the entire process in a laboratory environment. To put scientific thinking into action, you will partake in hands-on experiences through: Setting up an experiment to answer an environmental science question. Collecting data f Interpreting the data Develop experiments using invertebrates (earthworms or flatworms) and/or plants. Use technology that measures soil respiration or plant chlorophyll concentrations. At the end of the week, you’ll apply what you’ve learned by working with teammates to create an interprofessional care plan that integrates the information and skills you’ve gained.

    Cost and Session Information

    The cost of the one-week program is $2,200, and there is an application fee of $45. This fee includes the course, learning materials, social programs, residence hall access, and all meals. DISCOUNT: Apply by April 1 and receive $100 off the program cost. One-week Sessions: July 7 - 12 July 14 - 19 July 21 - 26