Information applies to: SciVentures

SciVentures is more than a camp. It's an in-depth science experience for middle-school students that has become one of Morehead's most popular summer offerings. SciVentures recognizes that science doesn't only happen in a lab: Science also happens in the field.

To provide middle-school students with an immersive experience in science careers, SciVentures offers true-to-life field activities, laboratory experiments, talks with UNC researchers and teamwork with peers who share their interests.

Children entering grades 6, 7 or 8 are eligible to register for SciVentures, which is a one-week program. Registration for SciVentures is concurrent with registration for Morehead Summer Science Camps.

SciVentures sessions fill quickly, so don't delay your registration. This year, Morehead is offering two different SciVentures programs -- at two different locations!

SciVentures: Journey Inside the Cell

"Journey Inside the Cell" is available during two camp sessions:

  • July 14-18
  • July 21-25
In "Journey Inside the Cell," campers explore the hidden lives of cells through hands-on learning experiences. Examine your cheek cells, extract your own DNA and go on lab tours to meet with scientists conducting cutting- edge research. Combining artistic flair and scientific discovery, this program gives learners a variety of ways to understand and explore cells and a greater awareness of how today’s scientists are studying cells to promote health and fight disease.

"Journey Inside the Cell" will assemble each day at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and will use labs and classrooms on the UNC campus, in collaboration with UNC's Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility. No prior field or lab experience is required.

SciVentures: Morehead Field Station

"Morehead Field Station" is available during three camp sessions:

  • July 28-Aug. 1
  • Aug. 4-8
  • Aug. 11-15
Spend the week exploring aquatic ecosystems and the impact that humans have on them. In "Morehead Field Station," campers work in teams to build a weir and make observations throughout the week; explore the natural beauty of our local water systems on a canoe trip down the Haw River; and speak with local experts about water treatment, river monitoring and watershed management. Biodiversity and conservation education have never been this fun!

"Morehead Field Station" will meet at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, located adjacent to Smith Middle School, through a partnership with UNC's School of Education. No prior field or lab experience is required.