Programs

Program Title Subject Description Age Months Offered Program Location
Minnesota 4-H Youth Development Program Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Leadership and Citizenship, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies, Recreation, Business 4-H is an out-of-school, hands-on learning program for people age 5-19. Youth choose a project that’s interesting to them and explore it with peers and caring adults. 4-H groups meet virtually or in-person in every part of MN. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Crookston/Northwest MN- In-person, Duluth/Northeast MN- In-person, Morris/West Central MN- In-person, Rochester/Southeast MN- In-person, Southwest MN- In-person, Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person, Crookston/Northwest MN- Virtual, Duluth/Northeast MN- Virtual, Morris/West Central MN- Virtual, Rochester/Southeast MN- Virtual, Southwest MN- Virtual, Twin Cities/Central MN- Virtual
Twin Ports Teen Science Cafe Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Monthly meetings for local high schoolers to engage in lively STEM discussions and activities. Planned and organized with teen leaders. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov Duluth/Northeast MN- In-person
History Day field trips Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies Middle and high school classes working on History Day projects are welcome to come on a field trip to Wilson Library. Here they get access to unique physical and electronic resources and learn how to use a university library. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
Ecology Science Fair Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology, encouraging students to engage in all steps of the research process, including the important final step of data presentation. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
TRIO Upward Bound Leadership and Citizenship, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is an academic and college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter an 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
InspireTalks Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Virtual talks by biomedical UMN faculty and industry professionals via Zoom to classrooms of students, supervised by an on-sight adult advisor. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
CIS Student Field Day Events for 2022-23 Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies Student field day events are held for junior and seniors in high school. Departments at the U of M are the hosts of these events, which are attended by 30-400 students. Faculty Coordinators (FC) and/or FC Assistants attend with high school instructors 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person, Twin Cities/Central MN- Virtual
Learn to Swim Program (LTS) Recreation RecWell offers classes for kids to adults, providing the opportunity to learn proper water safety and the knowledge to progress as a swimmer. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
Go4Brains Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Go4Brains is a week-long program offered by the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota geared for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade high school students from underrepresented minorities. 15, 16, 17 Jul Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
Upward Bound Vision Quest Art, Design, Music, and Theater, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Leadership and Citizenship, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies The TRIO Upward Bound Vision Quest program serves students in grades 9-12 at the following high schools: Duluth Denfeld, Minneapolis Edison, Minneapolis Roosevelt, Minneapolis South, and Minneapolis Wellstone International. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Duluth/Northeast MN- In-person, Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person, Duluth/Northeast MN- Virtual, Twin Cities/Central MN- Virtual
MnRI Technology Day Camp Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math The Minnesota Robotics Institute is hosting a Technology Day Camp for young people going into 6th to 8th grade. Participants will learn about robots and robotic technology through fun hands-on activities. Through the camp activities, students will also pr 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Aug Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
Eureka! Internship Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences Eureka! is Girls, Inc at the YWCA of Minneapolis's five-year summer and school year program for girls focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics will offer a four week in person summer internship. 12, 13, 14, 15 Jun, Jul Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Day Camps and Kits Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences Our day camps are a mix of science-based, nature-inspired programs that encourage friendship, stimulate learning, inspire exploration, and support a love of the natural world and all its wonders. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Jun, Jul, Aug Twin Cities/Central MN- In-person
FFA Leadership Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, Health, Nutrition, and Human Development, Leadership and Citizenship, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Communication, Diversity, History, Languages, and Social Studies, Business FFA Leadership Conference, August 9 and 10 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Aug Crookston/Northwest MN- In-person
UMD Athletic Camps Recreation Bulldogs Sports Camps provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop their skills in a fun, sportsmanlike environment. In addition to fundamental instruction, campers will be exposed to sport specific strategies and will have the chance to meet 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Duluth/Northeast MN- In-person