Natural Resources Science Camp


Registration Begins April 14th

Join in this great opportunity specifically designed for youth ages 9-12 years. This camp features five jam-packed weeks of science experiments, exploration & projects, team building activities, games, field trips, unique access to HSU labs and faculty and so much more! Sign up today and discover the "WOW" of science in your own backyard.

New Activities!

Every summer Natural Resources Science Camp offers new and exciting activities. Even if you've tried it before, don't miss it this time around.

Location: Humboldt State University, Natural Resources Building
Ages: 9 - 12 years
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm
Weekly Fees: $130 Residents /Add $10 non-resident fee per registration.


Natural Resources Camp Dates Summer 2014:
June 23-27: Aquatics and Fisheries
July 7-11: Wildlife Biology
July 14-18: Forestry
July 28- Aug 1: Renewable Energy
Aug. 11-15: Sustainable Agriculture 

Learn more about our themes:

Aquatics and Fisheries:

Examine the influences of climate, acidity, and hazardous waste on marine life through field trips, simulations, and experiments.  Explore local aquatic ecosystems, investigate native plants, test water quality, build sand castles, and travel on a boat around our bay to study the life cycle of salmon, and brainstorm strategies for addressing some of the most critical issues affecting our local environment. 

Wildlife Biology:

Explore animal habitats in the redwood forest, wetland marsh, and coastal dune ecosystems.  Look for frogs and salamanders.  Listen for the harmonious songs of wild birds.  Discover the world of animals and birds first hand through outdoor exploration, computer-based spatial analysis, experts in wildlife biology and much more!


Hike through the forest to learn first hand about the ecosystem.  Identify flora in both Redwood and Dune forests, visit a lumber mill to see how trees are transformed into building materials and other products, and embark on a quest in Arcata's world-renowned Community Forest!  Come to understand the history of the forest and how the ecosystem functions, and find out how you can help preserve the forest for future generations. 

Renewable Energy:

In the 21st century, we are discovering new and innovative ways to harness the energy needed to cook our food, fuel our vehicles, and power our homes.  Explore cutting-edge ideas about how to generate and use energy efficiently.  Tour the largest solar array in Humboldt County, check out the hydrogen powered technology under development at the Schatz Energy Research Center, make human powered lunch with the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) and go crazy under the Humboldt sun!!

Sustainable Agriculture:

We are what we eat! Explore traditional and modern methods of conserving soil and growing food.  Engage in hands-on learning with farmers who take care of the soil today, so it can grow food now and in the future.  Learn how erosion, climate variability, and other factors can greatly affect the production of food.  Deepen your relationship with the food you eat, with the resources and processes that feed you!

Payment plans are available:

Pay for your first week in full and reserve additional weeks with just a $25 non-refundable deposit per week.The remaining balance must be received by the Monday prior to the registered week.


For more information on Recreation Activities call the
Recreation Division at (707) 822-7091