Hosted by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology on the University of Illinois campus, the camp will provide an opportunity for girls to study plant responses to climate change in the distant past and the coming century. Research groups of 5 to 10 campers led by female graduate students will use million-dollar microscopes to image pollen, giving the campers first-hand experience in a research environment with female mentors. The camp is designed for girls who are entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall 2019, and who have an interest in plants and the environment. All individuals are welcome to apply.
To everyone interested in our 2020 camp, we are currently evaluating what the safest and most engaging options can be, as our primary concern is the health and welfare of our campers and our counselors. As soon as we have information to share we will update this website and communicate our plans for the summer. Until then, stay healthy!
JULY 15 through
JULY 19, 2019
- 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
- Dropoff is from 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
- Pickup is from 5:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
(Lunch and snacks will be provided)
LEARN ABOUT THE WONDERS
AND POWER OF POLLEN!
- Investigate pollen as a time capsule that can tell us about the climate from millions of years ago
- Use hi-tech microscopes to identify ancient pollen and watch pollen germinate in real-time!
- Tour state-of-the-art research labs and facilities on campus
Pollen Power Camp is funded in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IOS-1238030, "Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Understand and Improve Maize Responses to Ozone", Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the PowerPollen Company.
Cost per camper is $350.
Most campers qualify for scholarships.