High school students to get one-day, introduction to agriculture course at Auburn in July

AUBURN – High school sophomores and juniors can visit the Auburn University campus Friday, July 23, for a fast-paced, one-day science program introducing them to the diverse fields of study available in Auburn’s College of Agriculture.

The program, “Discover Your World: Auburn Edition,” begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two of the six hands-on workshops that will include experiences such as tromping through forests, standing on pond banks, cooking in a state-of-the-art kitchen, connecting with vets and pets or even checking out the turf at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

A $30 registration fee covers workshop materials, breakfast and lunch and a T-shirt. The deadline for registration is July 9.

Parents who accompany their teens to Auburn can register for a parents’ program that will include morning workshops with information about Auburn admissions, scholarships, financial aid and housing, and a hands-on afternoon gardening and landscaping workshop led by the College of Agriculture’s Department of Horticulture. Registration is $10, with a July 9 deadline.

To learn more about “Discover Your World: Auburn Edition,” go to www.ag.auburn.edu/goplaces/events and click on Discover Your World or contact Deborah Solie at (334) 844-8900 or das0002@auburn.edu.

Contact: Jamie Creamer, (334) 844-4877 (jcreamer@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)