If your teen prefers microscopes and beakers over video games, you may want to enroll them in Molloy College's Summer Science Camp.
Budding scientists ages 13-16 can spend two weeks participating in lab experiments and learn more about anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, earth science and marine biology and environmental studies through The Center for Estuarine, Environmental and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CEECOM).
During the first week of camp, students will perform two university level lab experiments daily and work with the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies faculty. In the second week, participants can conduct daily research at the CEECOM in West Sayville, which is located on the Great South Bay, making it easy to perform coastal research. Students will be monitoring Fire Island's seashore while working on hurricane protection, drinking water contamination, air pollution and health, urban sprawl and transportation issues.
The Summer Science Camp will be held at Molloy College (1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre) August 1-5 and at CEECOM August 12-16 from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. The cost is $500 for the two weeks.
For more information, visit molloy.edu.