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Bloomin Brains Summer Camp Archive

The Bloomin' Brains Summer Camp is for middle school student interested in a summer "deep dive" into neuroscience and botany.  Unfortunately, the camp will not be held in 2018.
Bloomin Brains 2013
The  "Bloomin' Brains" neuroscience summer day camp has been held at University of Washington campus during the summer.. It is supervised by teachers, graduate students, undergraduates and UW Faculty. 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

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'Bloomin' Brains' is part of a research project supported by an award from Blueprint for Neuroscience Research and administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.