Biology Boot Camp!

Location: KLI Science building on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus
  Organizer:  Sandra Bobick, Ed.D.

About This Event

As part of our NSF S-STEM BioMaS grant BIOTECH outreach activities, we are offering a one-day BIOLOGY BOOT CAMP which will be open to students entering grades 6-8.  The camp will be a one-day event held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, (9:00AM - 3:30PM) in the KLI Science building on CCAC's Allegheny Campus and will be partially funded by a NSF S-STEM grant and the CCAC Science Club.  As we find that prices for materials have increased, the fee is $20/camper to defray additional operating costs.  Participants must be registered through the CCAC Website:


We have space for a total of 24 campers. Once you have registered, additional information will be provided about drop off/pick up and a permission form will be emailed to parents/guardians.


The following is a tentative overview of the day's activities:


9:00-9:30            Registration + light breakfast (juice, granola bars)


9:30-10:45           Building a DNA origami model; strawberry DNA

10:45-11:00         Break

11:00-12:15           Building a Cell; tissues; organs

12:15-12:45           Lunch (cheese pizza, fruit and cookies)

12:45-1:30           Physiology

1:30-3:00            Environmental Science - Making a terrarium

3:00-3:15             Clean-up

3:15-3:30             Celebration cake; event wrap up; parents/guardians invited to attend - ROOM 520

3:30                     STUDENT PICK UP- ROOM 520


Participants will receive a light breakfast, lunch, cake (closing event), t-shirt, a book: The Handy Science Answer Book, and a gift bag of science-related items. Faculty and CCAC Biotech student volunteers will mentor Camp.


Questions?  E-mail Dr. Bobick at