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2021 Summer Programs

Looking for a fun, educational pre-college program in New Jersey for your teenager? Kean summer programs are the answer. Summer at Kean is a great way to keep kids engaged and learning through the summer months.

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Camp Premiere

Camp Premiere

Registration for Camp Premiere 2021 is now open through June 28! This summer, we're moving Camp Premiere outside onto Kean University's beautiful campus. We'll be having fun, rehearsing, and performing outdoors, and we hope you'll join us!

Visit Premiere Stages at Kean University for more information.
www.premierestagesatkean.com

Session 1: Theatremakers

Students translate their creative ideas into original material created specifically for outdoor performance. Through structured improvisation, storytelling exercises, and acting games, campers craft and star in their own theatrical presentation. This camp culminates in a live, outdoor performance of the campers' work for friends and family.

Session 2: Actors Studio

Students focus on the craft of acting through physical and vocal warm-ups, improvisation, acting technique, and scene study. Working closely with industry professionals, campers perform scenes from contemporary plays, selected specifically for unique talents and areas for growth. This camp culminates in a live outdoor performance of the campers' work for friends and family.

Department Premiere Stages
Dates and times

Theatre Makers: July 12 - 23, 2021  (M-F; 9:30am-2:30pm)
Actors Studio: July 26 - August 6, 2021  (M-F; 9:30am-2:30pm)

*Dates subject to change. 

Overnight/Day Day camp
Age/Target Grades 6 - 8 (Session I) & Grades 9 - 12 (Session II)
Contact

Nick Gandiello, Education & Play Festival Manager
ngandiel@kean.edu

Website www.premierestagesatkean.com
Social, other www.facebook.com/premierestages 
  twitter.com/premierestages
  www.instagram.com/premierestages 
  www.youtube.com/user/premierestageskean 

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NJCSTM Group Summer Scholars Research Program

Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP): allows high-school students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) careers to participate in dynamic hands-on and group activities. This year's program will offer both remote and in-person research experiences. Contact the program's organizers for details.

Students must apply and be selected to participate in the GSSRP. Apply at: www.kean.edu/summer-scholar

Description

The GSSRP is a 4-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field. Participants will work alongside faculty and staff on cutting-edge research projects in Analytical Chemistry, Scientific Visualization, Cancer Biology, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Modern Drug Discovery.  Participants will gain valuable technical skills and research experience and learn to work as part of a research team. 

Department  New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics
Dates and times

July 6 - July 29, 2021 (program dates and format subject to change), Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Overnight/Day Day
Age/Target 10th - 12th grade high school students
Contact gssrp@kean.edu
Website www.kean.edu/summer-scholar
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SKYLAB: Environmental Summer Program

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Description

Environmental Science pre-college summer program being offered for either credit or enrichment on the Kean Skylands campus.

o   Week 1: Climate Change in our Forests: How do scientists measure the effects of climate change in our forests, and how can we address those changes through sustainability? Our program begins with an introduction to environmental research where you will help to design research questions about climate change in our forests and perform soil and water quality tests of the surrounding area. You will learn techniques to measure climate change and record weather patterns in the field. The week concludes with a renewable energy workshop where sustainability is explored through hands-on activities.

o   Week 2: Saving our Species:  How do environmental biologists track and conserve biodiversity? The week begins with environmental research on biodiversity which includes unique hikes around the campus, a biodiversity assessment, and an introduction to arthropods. You will learn plant identification techniques (including learning about some of the medicinal and edible species), help with invasive species management, and explore wildlife and bird ecology of the Skylands. You will participate in both mammal and bird hikes, learning how to identify animal species through their calls and field markings.

o   Week 3: Drones and other Environmental Technologies: Did you ever wonder how drones are used in research? Our final week is based around the use of drones and other types of technology in monitoring environmental health. You will learn about drone safety and regulations, including how we use drones to collect data. To supplement this technology, important skills in map-reading and map-making, and measuring elevation and topography are merged with flying techniques culminating in a great drone-flying experience. The week also includes a focus on sustainability and how we assess energy efficiency and can tackle some of our major environmental issues through the use of technology.

Department  Kean Skylands
Dates and times o   Week 1: Climate Change: Effects and Solutions (July 5-9, 2021)
o   Week 2 - Saving our Species: Plants and Animals (July 12-16, 2021)
o   Week 3 - Drones and Environmental Technology (July 19-23, 2021)
Overnight/Day Day
Age/Target Grades 9 - 12
Contact

Robyn Roebuck 
Phone: (908) 337-0877
Email: keanskylands@kean.edu
Social: https://www.facebook.com/KUSkylands and https://www.instagram.com/keanskylands/

Human Rights in Action

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Description

Human Rights in Action gives high school students an opportunity to explore contemporary human rights and social justice issues, and develop the tools to be activists and allies.

Department  Human Rights Institute
Dates and times

7/12 - 7/16, 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Union Campus
7/19 - 7/23, 8:45 a.m. -3:15 p.m., Kean Skylands

Overnight/Day Day
Age/Target Ages 15 - 18
Contact

Dr. Lauretta A. Farrell
humanrights@kean.edu
908.737.4672