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The 2013 National Youth Science Camp competition is open to Alaskan seniors who will graduate by June 30, 2013. The camp is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state and others from selected countries around the world.
National Youth Science Camp takes applications 122612 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly The 2013 National Youth Science Camp competition is open to Alaskan seniors who will graduate by June 30, 2013. The camp is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state and others from selected countries around the world.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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National Youth Science Camp takes applications

The 2013 National Youth Science Camp competition is open to Alaskan seniors who will graduate by June 30, 2013. The camp is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state and others from selected countries around the world.

Scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members. Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research.

The National Youth Science Camp is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. All educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates.

A visit to Washington, D.C., permits delegates to visit some of the nation's premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The camp experience includes overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest, featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities. Delegates are required to participate in the camp program for its entirety, as the fast-paced activities and remote location make travel to and from the camp very difficult. More information is available online at www.nysc.org .

Delegates must be able to attend the entire camp program. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on June 26, 2013, and depart on July 20, 2013.

Mail or electronically deliver your complete application directly to your selection coordinator (bjorn.wolter@alaska.gov) so that it is received no later than Feb. 15, 2013. Mail to: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, attn. Bjorn Wolter, 801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811-0500.


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