JULY 7–20, 2019
During this exciting 2-week program, students will explore career and educational opportunities in the fields of plant and animal sciences, with presentations by USDA and the University of Hawaii, as well as visits to local agribusinesses. Students will participate in a wide range of hands-on activities, such as orchid pollination, feral swine dissection, pest identification, DNA barcoding, and honey extraction. Likewise, students will experience aspects of the Hawaiian culture by engaging in taro cultivation and managing invasive species to protect the native ecosystem, all while absorbing college life in a tropical setting.
Founded in 1907 as a land-grant college, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Students and faculty come from across the Nation and the world to take advantage of UH Mānoa’s diversity and excellence in academics, unique research opportunities, athletics, community involvement, and breathtaking natural beauty. As one of only a handful of land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, UH Mānoa’s strengths are in tropical agriculture; oceanography; astronomy; volcanology; and Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific studies. UH Mānoa delivers a multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning, with a long history of adherence to the principles of sustainability and the essence of aloha.