Saturday, March 23, 2013

Teen Summer Opportunity

Horticultural Science Summer Institute
July 7th-12th, 2013
High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices, climbing trees, designing landscapes and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant growth. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses, eat delicious local food, explore campus, watch garden films, and arrange flowers.  Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development.
The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Many meals (but not all) included. Please fill out the online application and have a non-family member submit one letter of recommendation to or Liz Driscoll, 218 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695

Click here to submit an application! Applications due by May 22, 2013 at 5:00PM. 
Draft Schedule (Please see attached last year's schedule)
Sunday, July 7thAfternoon Registration (Tentatively Bragaw Hall), Cookout and Keynote opening                               
Monday, July 8th
Ornamental Plants (visit to JC Raulston, plant identification, plant propagation, cut flowers, nursery) Evening activities: team-building, campus exploration 
Tuesday, July 9th
Vegetables (vegetable production, breeding, food safety, farm tour) Evening: garden movie screening
Wednesday, July 10th
Veggies and local foods (fruit production, tasting, grafting, food systems, farmer’s market) Evening: Floral design 
Thursday, July 11th
Landscape Design and Consumer Horticulture (landscape design, treen-climbing, rain gardens) Evening: Cookout, games, presentation editing 
Friday, July 13th
Career reflections, college decisions, Parent luncheon