Sci-Camp Environment & Sustainability


Campers entering grades 9-12


Sci-Camp Environment 2012

Early bird registration ends May 15, 2013!

Participants in this year's Environment and Sustainability Camp will dig into today's efforts to address environmental challenges and improve sustainable practices. Campers will test water quality, experiment with alternative fuels, and learn about sustainable farming practices, among other green activities. Professors of anthropology, geology, biology, geography, and technology will help students get dirty while working for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Sci-camp Director
Melissa Burlingame, Environment & Sustainability Science Camp Director, is the Program Coordinator for NIU's Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy. She holds a Master's Degree in Geography, and has several years of experience in program planning and advising student activities. She is active in local, regional, and national environmental organizations.

Jeremy Benson, Assistant Camp Director, is the Outrach and Engagement Associate for the NIU STEM Outreach Program. He holds a Communications degree from Aurora University and is working toward his Master's degree in Physics Education at NIU. This will be his third year working with the NIU Sci-Camps.

Summer Camp Fees: Residential campers $TBD ($TBD after May 15, 2013); returning LA&S Academic Summer campers, multiple campers from the same household, or NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.

For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail

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