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Sign up to explore science through University on the Prairie

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University on the Prairie immerses students entering grades 7 - freshman in college in three days of hands-on activities that show youth what they can do with a science education.

Each day, youth will explore science-based career opportunities related to chemistry, engineering, environmental and agricultural science, food science and health. By conducting experiments, participating in hands-on labs, and learning new skills from professionals working in science fields, youth will increase their understanding of science and find out what potential career options interest them most!

All University on the Prairie activities take place in the classrooms, labs and the great outdoors at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center facilities near Lamberton.

Career track teaching will be led by enthusiastic faculty from the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, SWROC staff, graduate students and industry professionals who are highly skilled in their field. Instructors will share stories about their own experiences and answer questions about how to get into certain career fields.

Learn more and apply.

Applications will be accepted until June 15.

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