Costa Rica Science Research: STEM CAMP
High School Immersion Programs
Seeds of Change, Inc. is a Minnesota 501(C)(3)
non-profit corporation with a mission to influence high school students to pursue science-related careers by immersing them in original research experiences that ignite in each student a passion for science. Our programs deliberately relate real-world problems of enormous consequences for our global community to student research.
10-day Field Research Program
Students in grades 9-12 join two teachers/chaperones to form a tropical field research group of 16 students from their school or region.
There are no prerequisites for the program. The summer immersion program is based on the north slope of the Rincon volcano in northern Costa Rica at the juncture of the premontane and cloud forest biomes.
The final 2 days of the program are spent at one of Costa Rica's pristine Pacific coast beaches at a sea turtle hatchery where they learn about marine conservation.
4-day Teacher Training Workshop
This workshop is for teachers interested in running an SOC Insect-Microbiome Antibiotic Bioprospecting research class in their high school.
Completion of the workshop certifies teachers to conduct research in their classrooms with their students to isolate and characterize potentially novel antibiotic-producing microbes.
Regional workshops can be organized for your area.
10-day Bioinformatics Research
Students (16-22) in grades 10-12 come together to form group of 16-22 students from multiple schools or homeschools to form a bioinformatics research immersion group.
Completion of biology is a prerequisite for this program. The summer bioinformatics immersion program is based in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
The final 2 days of the program are spent at one of Costa Rica's pristine Pacific coast beaches where students learn about sea turtles and marine conservation.