Big City, Little Mussel
The Grand River is the heart of our city and the intersection of its history, business, ecology, and social scene. The Grand Rapids Whitewater 10-day Summer Science and Leadership Program takes learning outside the classroom where you will:
- Conduct a hands-on science investigation of the federally endangered snuffbox mussel.
- Learn about and practice principles of Design Thinking, a process for creativity and innovation.
- Work with scientists, business owners, and civic leaders invested in our communities.
- Present your research to community leaders working to build a sustainable future.
Students who successfully complete the program requirements of attendance, research report, team presentations, and career profile will earn a $200 educational stipend.
Dates: July 8-19 2019 (Monday-Friday Only)
Sessions: 2 sessions, morning or afternoon (Limit 10 per session)
Time: 7:30a.m.-12:00p.m. or 12:30p.m.-5:00p.m.
Locations: Grand Rapids Public Museum and surrounding locations
Ages: Incoming high school juniors and seniors, Fall 2019
Applications will be accepted through June 2019. All applications also need to have a recommendation from a non-parent adult and from a teacher. These recommendations are included in the print application or can be filled out online using the following links:
Online Recommendation from non-parent adult
Online Recommendation from teacher
Please send any questions or concerns to David Koning at email@example.com.