NOAA Science Camp Junior Leadership Program
Join NOAA Science Camp’s Junior Leadership Program for teens!
Designed specifically for ingoing 9th-12th grade teens, NOAA Science Camp is excited to offer a new Junior Leadership Program. The program was successfully piloted in 2011 and aims to provide hands-on learning experiences in youth leadership, communication skills, team-building and the opportunity to teach marine science to younger kids. Up to 20 teens will work together with NOAA scientists and professional science educators over the course of the two-week program. Along with leadership opportunities, participants will have unique opportunities to shadow scientists and observe different ocean-related science careers in action.
The Junior Leadership program will be directly integrated and run concurrently with our regular camp programming for middle-schoolers. Program participants will work part of each day with program staff to build skills in defining leadership styles, communicating science concepts to kids, leading camp activities, designing curriculum, promoting health and safety at camp and more. Participants will also work with campers to implement the skills they have learned. Over the course of the two-week session, participants will work along side NOAA scientists to gain insight into marine science careers and may assist them in preparing and presenting activities for the science campers. This program is intended to be a multi-year, multi-level program that prepares its Junior Leaders to potentially return as camp staff in the future or to pursue other interests in the marine sciences.
- Who: Teens entering 9th-12th grades in the fall of 2013.
- Where: NOAA's Sand Point facility on Lake Washington, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle.
- When: July 8-19 (not including weekend).
Please note: Unlike NOAA Science Camp, the Junior Leadership Program is a two week session.
- Cost: $400. Scholarships are available. Please submit a Junior Leadership scholarship form with the rest of your application materials.
- How: Interested participants should download the application form and submit the completd application no later than April 15, 2013. Application materials will be available on this website in early 2013. Questions? Contact Maile Sullivan at 206.543.2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.