NMU Summer Environmental Science Camp

enviornmental campHigh school students are invited to join us to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! At this academic camp you will experience first hand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences to study the changing environment.

Paddle the AuTrain River and cruise on Lake Superior to monitor water quality issues. Tour local mines to learn where our minerals come from, what techniques are used to extract them, and how mining affects the environment and society. Understand the role of the Great Lakes in shipping resources such as iron ore.

Explore the landforms, vegetation and archeology of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Learn how people have interacted for thousands of years with the landscapes of the Upper Peninsula. And experience modern day Marquette while learning about urban planning, historical aspects of urban growth and human impact on the environment as cities grow.

This camp covers all necessary fees and transportation associated with field experiences and will use the facilities and technology of Northern Michigan University. Registration information will be available in early 2015.

One student from the 2014 camp said about her experience, "I really enjoyed the opportunity to experience the campus and the Marquette area. The week's activities helped me confirm that NMU would be a great fit for me and I look forward to attending in the fall of 2015."