Environmental Science Camp

Students in front of Sugarloaf signHigh school students are invited to join us to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Students will experience first hand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences to study the changing environment and sustainability issues. The third annual environmental and sustainability camp will take place from Sunday, July 23 - Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Explore pristine inland lakes and hike ancient mountains as you learn how people have interacted for thousands of years with the landscapes of the Upper Peninsula. Experience modern day Marquette while learning about urban planning and historical aspects of urban growth. Visit the student-created Superior Acre Permaculture garden on campus to learn about the possibilities of sustainable agriculture.

Paddle the AuTrain River 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.

This camp covers all necessary fees and transportation associated with field experiences and will use the facilities and technology of Northern Michigan University. The registration fee is $550, and will increase to $650 after June 1. 

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."

In 2015 participants said,

“This camp was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone.”

“I had such a good time here and I am hoping to attend college here in the Fall of 2016….This camp I think will prepare me so much for college and what I want to major in.”

“This camp was the best part of my summer.”

"A large part of my decision to come to NMU was from the wonderful experiences I had at the environmental science camp. Getting to tour the Marquette area, delve into environmental science content/projects, and meet with professors was awesome....That camp is life changing! Keep it up!"  

Questions? Please contact the Seaborg Center for more information.