Middle School Environmental Science Summer STEM Camp Page

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    The summer STEM camp sessions are offered to students entering grades 7, 8 and 9 in September 2023 who are interested in hands-on STEM activities.

    Space is limited to 15 students per session.

    All sessions run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jackson Memorial High School Rooms 522/523.  

    Middle School Environmental Science Summer STEM Camp FLYER


    Registration Information

    • Students currently in grades 6, 7 and 8 may register for one, two, or all three sessions.
    • There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $50. Cost for each session is $50.
    • Register for all 3 sessions for $125 (plus registration fee).  
    • Make checks payable to “Jackson Board of Education”.


    Session 1:  Tuesday, August 2, 2023 - Aquariums and More

    • Investigation of fish and aquatic invertebrate species

    • Exploration of the Carbon, Nitrogen Water and Phosphorus Cycles

    • Fish anatomy

    • Setting up an aquarium 

    • Students will take home a Betta fish in small, self-decorated container

    Session 2:  Wednesday, August 3, 2023 - Methods of Growing Food

    • Use of fish in aquaponics 

    • Differentiating growing methods (Aquaponics, Hydroponics Aeroponics & Conventional Growing Methods)

    • Pest control and nutrient regulation

    • Exploring the cycles of matter

    • Soil formation composting

    • Small tabletop hydroponics 

    • Students create and take home a small hydroponic growing setup

    Session 3:  Thursday, August 4, 2023 - Getting to Know Your Neck of the Woods

    • Exploration of the grounds in and around Jackson Memorial High School

    • Investigation of native plant species

    • Plant parts are viewed under microscopes

    • Terrarium setup 

    • Students take home a small terrarium of collected and grown species

    Location: All courses will take place at Jackson Memorial High School in Room 522/523.  Student drop off and pick up will be at the Clayton main doors.

    Transportation: Transportation is NOT provided to or from these classes. 

    Policies & Procedures:

    • Students must be entering grade 7, 8 or 9 in September 2023.

    • Students will follow directions of the instructors, remain with the class at all times, and cooperate with teachers/camp personnel. 

    • Students will be dropped off and picked up by a parent/guardian. No student will be released early without proper permission in writing.

    • Students should bring their own lunch and drink.