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University on the Prairie

Learning is fun at the University on the Prairie Program! Again this summer, students in the region can have an adventure in science and career exploration that is closer to home than may be realized. Cottonwood County 4-H will be offering this popular program at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center, near Lamberton.

University of Minnesota faculty from the Twin Cities campus, South Dakota State University faculty, and local professionals will join teachers from our region and SWROC scientists to guide students through hands-on exploration of science in five career areas important to the life and future of southwestern Minnesota: health science, food science, engineering, environmental science, and chemistry. The program is unique in the state and offers students an opportunity to open doors to many career paths and will perhaps result in a future soil scientist, pharmacist, food safety inspector, or chemist.

The program features three full days of fun and hands-on activities at the SWROC laboratories, classrooms, and outdoors. Registration will be at 8 a.m. on July 24, 2018. The program is from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on July 24-26, 2018.

Registration is open for all students entering 7th-12th grade. Total cost is $75 per student. A limited number of $50 scholarships are available from the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership to defray the registration costs. Scholarships are on a first serve basis Applications should be mailed to 41385 US Hwy 71, Windom, MN 56101. For more information and to apply, students/parents are encouraged to contact the Cottonwood County Extension Office at 507-831-4022 or download the application below.



Crystal Reith
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(507) 831-4022

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University on the Prairie

July 24, 2018 to July 26, 2018

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Southwest Research & Outreach Center, Lamberton

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