Green Is the New Pink:

Young Women Environmentalists in Action

Application Deadline:
Receipt by September 20, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. in the Office of Pre-College Programs

Parent Meeting:
Saturday, Sept 29th at 8:00 a.m., UM Field Station

Saturday Schedule: all Saturdays

  • Sept 29th (8:30 - 12:00)
  • Oct 13th (8:30 - 12:00)
  • Oct 27th (8:30 - 12:00)
  • Nov 10th (8:30 - 12:00)
  • February 23rd (8:30 - 12:00)
  • Saturday April 20th: Earth Day Meeting

Please note: students are strongly encouraged to participate in all Saturday sessions.  Allowances for school activities (band or sports) are allowable absences.

*Each participant will also have the opportunity to facilitate an activity for younger students in Summer 2019 as part of our Ecology Day Camp program.

$50. Students who wish to apply for a free or reduced lunch waiver may inquire by contacting the Office of Pre-College Programs.

The Green Is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action program will support 20 young women in grades 7-10 and their research into environmental inquiries. Participating students will have the opportunity to do data collection and interpretation in the field alongside conservation professionals. Culminating projects will be shared with elementary students participating in Ecology Day Camp at Ole Miss in Summer of 2019, affording Green is the New Pink participants the opportunity to mentor the next generation of environmental researchers.

Over the course of the year, students will have the opportunity to do citizen science in all seasons out in the field, in the process learning about career pathways in environmental science and conservation. The program will also emphasize enjoyment in use of the natural environment through instruction in fishing and aquatic wildlife management.

Benefits of participation:

  • Working alongside conservation professionals and environmental science faculty.
  • Learning fishing techniques for both scientific and recreational purposes.
  • Pursuing research on questions of interest to you.
  • Successful program completion will be rewarded with a scholarship to participate in UM Pre-College Summer Programming.

1. Apply online

  • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal at the top of the page.
  • Step 2: Select “Green Is the New Pink” and click “Add Camp to Cart.”
  • Step 3: Enter your information and click “Continue.”
  • Step 4: Review your cart information and click “Checkout.”
  • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
  • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount code, enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
  • Step 5: Enter the parent/guardian and emergency contact information. Click “Submit.”
  • You will receive an emailed confirmation of application.

2. Submit your Statement of Interest

  • Compose a Statement of Interest of at least 500 words as to why you are interested in both this program and in environmental issues. You could discuss issues in your own area or what you have learned in school.
  • Please email, mail, fax, or upload the Statement of Interest. Be sure to include your name and contact information.

3. Submit the Commitment/Consent Form

  • Download the Commitment/Consent Form that outlines expectations for the program. Both students and parents need to sign the Commitment/Consent Form and email, mail, fax, or upload the document to our office.

4. Submit Medical Form

We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In case emergency medical attention is required, ALL Pre-College Program camps require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student.

  • Step 1: Download and complete the Medical Form with the appropriate student and parent information.
  • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
    • Student’s insurance card
    • Parent’s driver’s license
    • Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot
    • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
  • Step 3: Sign and date the Medical Form.
  • Step 4: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

Please do not email medical forms to our office. We request that you mail, fax, or bring the forms to our office.

Funding for this project comes from the support of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: