AgDiscovery 2020

AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program

The program on the Albert A. Sheen campus will be conducted from July 19 - August 1, 2020. Students in grades 7 - 11 are eligible to apply.

Please click on the link below to access the 2020 AgDiscovery application form.
Application Form

Please note that applications are currently being accepted for the program until March 20, 2020.

AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program designed to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of protecting plants and animals (agribusiness).

This 2- to 4-week summer outreach program for 2020 targets middle and high school students who are interested in learning more about plants, animals, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in charac­ter- and team-building activities and a variety of other events.

For more information, contact Dr. Louis Petersen at (340) 693-1083 or louis.petersen@uvi.edu. You can also contact Ms. Sarah Dahl-Smith at (340) 693-1083 or sdahl@uvi.edu