2017 Teacher Summer Programs


CATALySES: Emerging Pathogens

Two-week research program for high school teachers from June 18-30 $1300 stipend upon successful completion www.cpet.ufl.edu/teachers/catalyses

CATALySES: Emerging Pathogens focuses on infectious diseases and translational research, from discovery-based research to clinical therapeutics. This project creates and expands partnerships that connect university researchers with high school teachers to promote students’ interest in and preparation for science careers. This innovative program integrates experiences from a summer Institute into classroom action during the school year.

CATALySES is funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award to support science teachers in ongoing opportunities for personal enrichment and professional advancement in biomedical education, building on and extending partnerships that connect University of Florida researchers in Emerging Pathogens, Clinical and Translational Science, and Education with schools throughout the state.



Humanities and the Sunshine State: Teaching Florida’s Climate

One-week program for all educators from June 19-23 Cost: $100; includes double hotel accommodations on the UF campus and most meals www.cpet.ufl.edu/teachers/humanities-and-the-sunshine-state

This interdisciplinary summer seminar supports educators in developing informed and novel approaches to teach about climate change in both formal and informal education settings. Through field trips and hands-on activities, explore changes to Florida’s waters evidenced in forests, springs, and coastal areas, and discuss how these changes impact future Floridians across the state. This seminar pairs leading scholars and Master Teachers from the humanities and ecological sciences to give educators the tools to observe and analyze environmental change and bring perspectives from culture, history, and ethics to address and adapt to our contemporary challenges.


The Humanities and the Sunshine State educator program is offered in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council’s Educator Workshop Series with major funding provided by the Florida Humanities Council.



2017 Student Programs


Explorations in Biomedical Research

Two-week research program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 16-28

Cost: $1000 commuter; $2000 residential

This program focuses on translational research, from discovery-based research to clinical therapeutics. This program connects high school students to researchers in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences to promote interest in and preparation for bioscience careers.

Florida Youth Institute

One-week residential program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 9-14 OR July 16-21

Cost: $350

FYI immerses students in various agriculture, life science, and natural resources disciplines to stimulate interest in and an appreciation for the range of college majors and career opportunities available in these areas. This program is sponsored by the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Humanities and the Sunshine State: Florida Water Stories

One-week residential program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from June 11-17

Cost $350

For this program, selected participants will explore how Florida’s past has shaped the present and how today’s actions affect the future of the state. Planned activities include visits to special collections, field trips to local Florida landmarks, and social activities at the university. Support for this program was provided by the Humanities Council, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Research in Environmental Toxicology

Two-week research program for students entering grades 11 and 12 from July 16-28

Cost: $1000 commuter; $2000 residential

This program connects university researchers and students to promote interest in and preparation for environmental science-related careers. Students will engage in a series of activities which highlight the relationship between biological, chemical, and engineering processes needed to mitigate current environmental concerns.



Science Quest

One-week themed residential program for students entering grade 10 from June 25-30 OR July 9-14 Cost: $850 per session

This program immerses students in various science disciplines to stimulate their interest and appreciation for the range of college and career opportunities available in science. Students will attend a variety of lectures and demonstrations, visit research laboratories and other facilities, and perform multiple science experiments.  Students may attend one or both weeks of Science Quest, each with its own individual theme: biological sciences and physical sciences.



Student Science Training Program

Seven-week residential research experience for students entering grade 12 from June 11-July 29

Cost:  $4500

SSTP is research program for students considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty and his or her research team. Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 30 hours/week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class.





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Kathy Russell will be hosting an Aquatic Species Collection workshop at the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, from 2-4 on Saturday February 25.  If you are in need of this certificate or you need to renew now is a great time to do it!




We will be hosting an Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop at Fletcher High School on October 8 from 10-12.  If you are interested in attending you can sign up using the link below.



Back to school!

by Karen 2016/08/29 Northeast

Welcome back to school to all of the traditional educators and to all of our nontraditional I guess you have fallen back into a nice routine now that summer camps are over and school sessions are in!  I know I can’t wait to go on my field trips to the Guana Education Center (GTM NERR)  […]

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What’s New in the Northeast!

by Karen 2016/05/04 Northeast

I hope everyone has registered for the NMEA conference this summer!  It is going to be a blast!  If you haven’t registered there is still time to get the early bird pricing but don’t delay!  Make sure you have booked your hotel room too, they are going fast! We have an upcoming Whitney lab lecture […]

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Northeast Happenings

by Karen 2016/01/06 Northeast

Happy New Year! I have just a few things to make sure you are aware of: There is an aquatic species collection workshop at FSCJ South Campus this Saturday January 9.  For more information and to register click the link below. Aquatic Species Collection Workshop Georgia Shorebirds Conservation Teacher Workshop February 12-14, 2016 Deadline to […]

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Marine Mammals in Coastal Georgia

by Karen 2015/10/12 Northeast

November 13, 2015 The Western North Atlantic Right whale is Georgia’s state marine mammal.  Annually, pregnant mothers migrate from the cold, turbulent New England waters to calve in the calmer, warmer winter waters along the se coast from South Carolina and Georgia to Florida.  Teams of biologists including those from the New England Aquarium and […]

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Evenings at Whitney lecture

by Karen 2015/05/07 Northeast

Northeast FMSEA members — if you weren’t able to come to the conference last weekend in Tampa you missed a great one.  We had such good speakers and it was hosted in great venues!  Make sure you have marked your calendar for NMEA 2016.  It will be in Orlando and it will be a must […]

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August Northeast Update

by Karen 2014/08/21 Northeast

Happy start to the new school year to all of the teachers!  This is going to be an exciting couple of years with a fantastic conference in Tampa May 1-3 followed by FMSEA hosting the the NMEA conference in 2016!   Last Saturday several of the Northeast members alongs with spouses and kids took a […]

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FMSEA 2014 Conference

by Karen 2014/04/29 Northeast

If you weren’t able to make it to the conference you missed a great time!  The field trips on Friday were all a huge success and then we  had a great time eating pasta and getting to know our fellow FMSEA members at the Sci Cafe hosted by Gulf World.  I was really impressed with […]

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