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North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA Grow For It 4 months away
Description: The North Carolina Youth Institute is a life-changing experience at North Carolina State University where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in North Carolina and around the world. Students research issues they care about, and propose their ideas to solve these grand challenges.

The North Carolina Youth Institute is hosted by North Carolina State University with the generous support of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina FFA, North Carolina 4-H. 
Apr 4 2019

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Description: The Resource Conservation Workshop is a weeklong intensive study and hands on conservation workshop requiring student application and participation in a wide range of conservation topics. The workshop is intended to engage high school students to learn about natural resources and their management in today’s environment. Students participate in field study, tours, hands-on sessions as well as evening activities that focus on college-decision making and career decisions. Awards and scholarships are won and presented to the students under several awards programs.

Program participants are selected through their local Soil and Water Conservation District. Contact your local SWCD district in January of each year to find out their application process and dates. To find your SWCD visit here.
Jun 23 2019
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA Grow For It 7 months away
Description:
2019 Horticultural Science Summer Institute
High school students are invited to spend a week at NC State University climbing trees, grafting tomatoes, snacking on raspberries, discovering new genes and so much more. The Horticultural Science Summer Institute is a residential, hands-on, pre-college program designed to engage youth into the many career opportunities within horticulture. Students will dig into workshops led by faculty, staff and students on topics ranging from breeding better vegetables, propagating ornamental shrubs, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production and design practices and delving into practical tools that enhance our understanding of plant processes. Students will visit unique and innovative North Carolina farms, markets, greenhouses and gardens. Youth will also explore college-making decisions and leadership development, enjoy evening entertainment and team-building activities, live in a campus residence hall with campus dining. The camp provides a close-knit forum for high school students across the state (and country) to gather together and broaden their interest and knowledge about horticulture.

Any high school student with a career or hobby interest within the field of agriculture and horticulture are encouraged to apply to the summer institute. The cost for the week is $550 and includes on-campus lodging in the dorms, most meals, field trips, workshop materials, and entertainment. There may be some scholarships for underserved youth and participants with financial need, or payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Liz Driscoll, program coordinator at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu | cell: (919) 886-3424 | office (919) 513-7346 for more information. Applications are due April 15th, 2019 and notification of acceptance will follow shortly thereafter. 
Jul 7 2019