Seaborg Center Student Programs

College for Kids

The Seaborg Center offers a variety of after-school, weekend, and summer programs in science, mathematics and technology for students in grades K-10. ** During the winter months and the possibility of severe conditions, please refer to our Inclement Weather Policy **

POSTPONED - Family Camp Experience on Isle Royale

Come and join us in an exciting week of exploring Isle Royale!  This educational camp will be hosted by Karen Bacula, Teacher from Marquette Area Public Schools through The Isle Royale Institute.  An informational meeting for this event will be held on Thursday, June 19, at 6-8 p.m. at the Seaborg Center, NMU. To register contact the Seaborg Center at 906-227-2002

NMU Environmental Camp

High school students are invited to join us for this unique, week long summer camp to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!  Participants will experience many field based adventures and on campus activities while learning about a wide variety of environmental  topics.

Tuition covers all necessary fees and local transportation associated with field experiences, along with the use of facilities and technology at Northern Michigan University.

Cyber Security Camp

This camp will take place the week of July 28, 2014 and provides high school age students a chance to learn introductory skills in the increasingly important area of cyber security, also known as information assurance.

NMU Percussive Attack Camp (PAC) 2014

The Music Department at NMU will be offering a five-day percussion workshop for junior high and high school students (adults may also participate).  This camp will offer an exhilarating immersion in the world of sound and rhythm.  Musicianship and ensemble disciples are developed in a context of experimental and improvisatory percussion performance.  The week will conclude with public performances.  For more information and how to register contact the Music Department's website.

Science Olympiad

Each year, approximately 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 different Science Olympiad events

LEGO League Tournament

The Seaborg Center hosts the LEGO League Tournament for school age students

NASA Solar System Ambassador Presentations

Have presentations at your school to learn more about planets, comets, space telescopes or the sun in an interactive atmosphere.

STARLAB Portable Planetarium

STARLAB offers the ideal solution for local schools who wish to familiarize students with astronomy. An inflated structure 16 feet across and 11 feet high, STARLAB can accommodate up to 25 students.

Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) works to help low-income and first-generation-to-college high school students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Upward Bound Math and Science program services include: summer programs with intensive math, science, writing and language training; year-round counseling, advisement and academic support services; exposure to research; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and assistance with application to competitive post-secondary institutions leading to bachelor's degree in a STEM related discipline. Students accepted to the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to both post-secondary education and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program.

 Only students from the following Michigan high schools are eligible to apply for the Upward Bound Math and Science Program:

  • Chandler Park Academy
  • Escanaba High School
  • Ferndale High School
  • Gwinn High School
  • King High School (Detroit, MI)
  • University High School (Ferndale, MI)