2017 Horticultural Science Summer Institute


The Horticultural Science Summer Institute will be July 9-14, 2017 and is sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program with the Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum. High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a weeklong, residential horticulturalexperience 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 and delving into practical and molecular tools that enhance our understanding of plant processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development and enjoy evening entertainment and team-building activities.
The cost of the institute will be $550 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. All lodging, workshop materials and field trips and most meals are provided. Scholarships may be available. Applications are due Friday, April 15th and notification of acceptance will follow shortly thereafter.
Please contact Liz Driscoll at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu or 919.513.7346919.886.3424 with any questions or comments.
Youth should apply here by April 15th. For more information visit the HSSI webpage.
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