• a middle or high school student looking for a unique summer
internship with an opportunity to live and study on a college campus?
• a high school student looking to improve your resume for college?
• a teacher looking for opportunities to expand your students’ view
• a parent looking for learning opportunities for your teen?
Look no further… the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers you
an opportunity of a lifetime. WHAT IS AGDISCOVERY?
AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers explore careers in
plant and animal science, wildlife management, and agribusiness. 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 2016 targets middle and high
school students1 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 workshops.
(USDA.gov, 2016) Follow the link to learn more: