Program Overview - Summer Science Academy

Summer Science Academy promises the most unique and amazing 5 days of hands-on, experiential learning and fun – at no cost! Students selected for this rewarding program will be energized, motivated, gain self-confidence and be inspired to learn.

Students learn all kinds of cool things about the health sciences, ranging from using a microscope to reading X-rays, analyzing blood and making vitamins in the lab.

Summer Science Academy is:

  • For 50 students entering 9th grade who are selected to participate
  • A fun-filled 5 days of interactive science activities and hands-on learning
  • A 4-year program – students can continue through 12th grade
  • Where students learn from experienced teachers and are mentored by Northwestern students
  • Free! The program, bus transportation and meals (breakfast and lunch) are provided at NO COST

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about human anatomy and physiology - how our bodies pump blood, breathe air, move muscles and digest food
  • Explore physics, chemistry, genetics, nutrition, first aid and CPR
  • Experience stimulating and fun science experiments
  • Find out about new careers and how to prepare for college
  • Participate in fitness activities, games and sports

But there's more than science - our students also:

  • Make new friendships and create a lifetime of memories
  • Discover new interests and future goals
  • Build self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Spend a week as a student on a university campus
  • Meet local celebrities and guest speakers who motivate and inspire with their personal stories

Sample schedule

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Breakfast, get to know your mentor, morning skit
10:00 a.m.-Noon  Interactive presentation with hands-on labs
Noon-1:00 p.m.   Lunch and guest speaker
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Exercise with games, weights and sports
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Presentations, lab activities and wellness-inspired games

For questions, contact:

Summer Science Academy
952-888-4777 ext. 321
scienceacademy@nwhealth.edu 

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