Summer Science Discovery for Teachers

Summer Science Discovery for Teachers

What we are about

Summer Science Discovery offers Minnesota elementary and secondary teachers a chance to spend time in the classroom and in the field with University scientists and faculty, experienced K-12 teachers, and peers. Earn graduate credit through engaging, hands-on classes in plant sciences, insect ecology, biotechnology and a range of other topics. Best of all, most courses are free and include a stipend—even room and board in some cases. The benefits continue well beyond the last day of class, too. You'll take away lots of great materials to use with your own students. Not to mention the lasting connections to University of Minnesota researchers and resources that you will make. You'll leave with a great retort to the age-old query about how you spend your summer, along with loads of new knowledge and techniques to bring back to your classroom.


Thank you to the following for their support:
K12@U website

K12@U is a University of Minnesota website designed to help students discover opportunities, families find summer camps and exciitng spots to visit around the U campuses. It also points preK-12 educators and administrators toward innovative classroom resources and high-quality professional development. Check it out!

Become a Minnesota Master Naturalist

Participants will learn about the Big Woods, Big Rivers biome of Minnesota. Class will include basics about geology, ecology, wildlife, plants, aquatic ecosystems and cultural information. Each day will include classroom and field experiences. Graduates are asked to complete 40 hours of volunteer service upon completion of the class. As a teacher, you may also be able to create volunteer projects for others in your class.

Scholarships are available by calling 1-888-241-4532. Participants will receive a textbook, Minnesota Master Naturalist Big Woods, Big Rivers and a field guide to Minnesota trees. Visit their website for more information.

Contact us

Summer Science Discovery
University of MN
123 Snyder Hall
1475 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-626-2821