Young Naturalist Workshop

Young Naturalist Workshop

Dates: July 8-13, 2018

Grades: Rising 11th, and 12th grades

Cost: $700 Residential / $400 Commuters

Registrations Due: June 22, 2018

Would you like to be able to identify frogs by their calls? Would you like to spend time in the woods watching nature at work? Would you like to get a head start on the “ologies” -ornithology, herpetology, and ichthyology? Then the Young Naturalist Workshop is for you. 

This workshop is for rising high school juniors and seniors who want hands on experience of studying the flora and fauna of the southeast in its natural environment.  
Participants will learn how to identify vertebrates including, bird, reptiles, amphibians and fish and well as other organism and the surrounding common flora.  Participants will work with scientists to learn collecting techniques, how to take and keep field notes, how to measure quantifiable ecological data including behavioral observations, and museum labeling preservation methodologies. You will learn how applied ecologist use ecological principles to restore habitat and natural resources.

The workshop will be conducted at the University of Mississippi Field Station located 11 miles from the University’s main campus.  The Field Station rests on 780 acres of mixed forest and pastureland with 220 ponds and two spring fed streams. 

Sponsor Department: UM Biology Field Station and Office of Pre-College Programs

Camp Type: 1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit

Seats Available: 24 max

Eligibility

  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Complete the online application.
Day of the Week
(Summer 2018 TBD)
Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday   Move-In, Orientation
Monday    
Tuesday    
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday   Move-Out

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Click “Add Camp to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Enter the Student’s 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/scholarship code, you can 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 receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.
  • Submit Medical Form
    • We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the case emergency or medical attention is required, ALL camps and programs require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to our office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again. We do not retain medical documentation from previous summers.
    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (at top of page) 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, and
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: 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.
    • For the security of you and your student’s information, please do not email or fax medical forms to our office. We request that you mail or bring the forms to our office.
  • Submit Agreement
    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.

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: precollege@olemiss.edu