If you are applying for a scholarship, please do so before registering for camp. A link to the scholarship application can be found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuOYNQ0DyJxPL8Zwa15Ogb5DEUHSwGj3d5PU2H73wnAbK5eQ/viewform

Life science is the study of anything and everything that lives or once lived or is almost alive (hello viruses), from single-celled organisms to plants and animals to ecosystems. How do living creatures move, digest food, and think (if they think)? How do they compete or cooperate? How do they change over time?

This camp is for rising 11th and 12th graders who want to explore all aspects of life science. For example, campers will:

  • study microbes relevant to food production and safety
  • make renewable solar batteries that mimic photosynthesis
  • monitor the effects of eutrophication on water quality
  • design better drugs using molecular modeling  
  • learn and use bioinformatics to identify and characterize new life forms
  • study ancient life forms 
  • learn how our brains work and how we make decisions
  • experience how babies acquire language
  • watch bacteria compete for survival in different environments
Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Explore Life Science (Rising 11-12th Graders)
W, Th, F, Sa
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Jul 26, 2023 to Jul 29, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
566425E Registration $900.00
Section Notes

Please Note: Enrollment confirmation is sent to the account holder. The camper’s information is received through the enrollment questions. You do not have to change the account to the camper’s name.

Program Schedule: Explorer Life Science Camp

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Additional Information:
Questions? Contact Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Student Engagement, cvictoria@vt.edu, phone: 540.232.8705

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