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SD Department of Education Jan. 2016  

  national youth science camp Encourage seniors to apply for National Youth Science Camp®

Two South Dakota high school seniors will be chosen to attend the National Youth Science Camp®, which honors academic excellence in STEM and promotes leadership through a lecture series, hands-on research, educational activities and outdoor adventures.

The application deadline is Feb. 17.

Please share this informational handout with students, and find more details on the National Youth Science Camp website.

Attendees get the opportunity to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia; and a visit to Washington D.C.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to participants, so selected delegates may attend regardless of financial status. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation® allow delegates to participate. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging and round-trip air travel are provided free of charge.

Delegates arrive in Charleston, W.Va., on Wednesday, June 15, and depart Sunday, July 10.

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