Turfgrass Science Summer Camp

Jul 9, 2018 through Jul 13, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, April 20, 2018
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Research and Education Facility, 2710 North Star Road, Columbus, OH 43221
Pam Sherratt

The Ohio State University is excited to announce the inaugural Turfgrass Science Summer Camp! An interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty and staff has launched the camp, developing its activities in partnership with The Ohio State University's sports facilities and grounds staff, and other local golf and sports facilities.

This week-long summer program provides a fun outdoor learning environment for middle school students to explore the big questions at the intersection of sports & plant sciences. The Turfgrass Science Summer Camp is a free camp open to rising 6th graders through rising 8th graders.

At the Turfgrass Science Summer Camp, students will learn about the different sports playing surfaces and how we utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in turfgrass science.  For example, exploring plant and soil sciences, using modern technology, such as drones, learning about high-tech equipment for measuring how playing surface safety, and gathering environmental data. Camp staff will lead the students through a shared discovery of plant science, problem-solving, collaborative learning and group presentation skills.

For one week, students will spend every day from 9AM to 4PM on the beautiful Ohio State University campus. Students will get a glimpse of what it is like to be a student at The Ohio State University. They will spend each day with world-renowned faculty and staff  conducting experiments, engaging in fun, hands-on, outdoor activities.

At the end of the week, they will have learned some fundamentals of turfgrass science and golf and sports field management.

Space is limited to 20 students!