Bloomin' Brains Summer Camp

The Bloomin' Brains Summer Camp will not be held in 2020.  

Are you a middle school student interested in a summer "deep dive" into neuroscience and botany?  If so, then the Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience free and awesome summer day camp is for you!
Bloomin Brains 2013
Spend a week in at UW working with scientists, teachers, and specialists to explore, experiment, and discover! Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from campus and for providing sack lunches. Campers will have the opportunity to:
  • Conduct hands-on science experiments
  • Learn about uses of medicinal plants in Native cultures
  • Explore the structure and function of the brain
  • Enjoy field trips to the Burke Museum, Botany Greenhouse, Medicinal Herb Garden, the Hyde Herbarium, and UW Farm
  • Listen to real scientists talk about their careers
  • Discover "the art of the brain" by constructing models
  • Make a plant extract and tie-dye a shirt
Discover how much fun science can be!

Getting a feel for the brain....

Making decoctions of herbs
Microscope work
The Spiker box

This is a free summer camp funded by an NIH grant examining effective science education.  Camp is open to ALL students. 

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The Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience program was supported by an NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research award and administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Grant number R25DA033011).