UVI AgDiscovery Summer Program Applications Available for Grades 7-12

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) and Agricultural Experiment Station have announced the application period for the 2019 UVI AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program. This two-week youth summer initiative will be conducted from July 28 to Aug. 10, on the UVI Albert A. Sheen campus, St. Croix. The goal of this federally-funded, national program is to provide middle and high school students with a unique occasion to experience life as a university student while exploring the fields of agricultural science and its wide range of career opportunities.

Students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to apply and participate in the UVI AgDiscovery Program. Successful applicants will reside on the university campus for the duration of the enrichment program. Daily activities will include classroom sessions and hands-on training exercises in the greenhouse, on farms and at research plots of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In addition to the academic undertakings, AgDiscovery incorporates lessons on Virgin Islands culture and history as well as team building skills.

There will be no fee or cost to student participants. Expenses associated with dormitory accommodations, cafeteria meals, ground transportation and field trips will be covered by a grant awarded to UVI-CES from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

General program information and applications can be accessed at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. The application deadline date is March 15.

For additional information, contact Dr. Louis E. Petersen Jr. at 693-1083 or via email at louis.petersen@uvi.edu