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Summer Science and Leadership Program for High School Students

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm


The Grand River is the heart of our city and the intersection of its history, business, ecology, and social scene. The Grand Rapids WhiteWater 10-day Summer Science and Leadership Program takes learning outside the classroom where youth entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2021 will:

-Conduct a hands-on science investigation of the Grand River habitat and its creatures.
-Learn about and practice principles of Design Thinking, a process for creativity and innovation.
-Work with scientists, business owners, and civic leaders invested in our communities.
-Present research to community leaders working to build a sustainable future.

Students who successfully complete the program requirements of attendance, research, and team presentations will earn a $200 educational stipend.

The 2021 program is brought to you by Grand Rapids WhiteWater, the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The program will run from July 6-17 with AM (9-12:30) and PM (1-4:30) sessions available and will take place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Transportation assistance is available. More information and registration is available at https://grandrapidswhitewater.org/project-impact/summer-program/ – Spanish application materials are available.


July 6 @ 9:00 am
July 17 @ 4:30 pm
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Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
Grand Rapids WhiteWater
Grand Rapids Public Museum


Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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