Welcome young Guam scientists! We are so excited to have you join us on a journey to the world of the University of Guam scientific community. We have prepared a 7-week exploratory program to increase your scientific knowledge and to help improve your awareness of the world around us – it is FILLED with science of all types. Here is more about our program.
The University of Guam College of Natural & Applied Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources’ GENE-ius Day Program, presents Guam GENE-ius! Dr Ania Wieczorek, and her team in Hawai‘i, have been critical to getting our program started here on Guam and we are grateful.
Guam GENE-ius will give your children the opportunity to learn more about the world of science through our fun, interactive, and thought-provoking hands-on activities and experiments in a university setting. The program will:
- Encourage young students to explore more fully the world of science
- Foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Stimulate curiosity
- Build an overall passion for science
The GENE-ius science program will be accepting enrollees from Dec. 3 to Jan. 4 for its spring 2019 sessions. The multi-week day program, hosted by the Cooperative Extension & Outreach program of the University of Guam’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences, has previously been for fourth to sixth graders, but the program has expanded to include pilot sessions for first to third graders and also seventh to ninth graders.
Spring 2019 Schedule
Grades 1–3: 10 a.m.–Noon, March 2, 16, 30, and April 13
Grades 4–6: Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, and April 6
Session 1: 10 a.m.–Noon
Session 2: 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Grades 7–9: 9 a.m.–Noon on Jan. 19, Feb. 2, and Feb. 16
The sessions will cover fun and exciting topics representing a wide range of science disciplines that include biology, space, earth science, and more! Guam GENE-ius is taught by trained, reliable, and dynamic instructors and staff who are knowledgeable in the field of science. The program will take place in and around the Agriculture & Life Sciences building of University of Guam, which houses classrooms and labs.
The cost varies depending on the length of each program: $60 per student for grades 1 to 3; $100 per student for grades 4 to 6; and $65 per student for grades 7 to 9. Registration is limited to 24 students per session.; the last Saturday is a graduation. Applications, with payment, are due no later than Friday, January 4, 2019. Room 228 Marketing and Communications Office at the Agriculture & Life Sciences building. Application can be accepted via email or with payments. Please indicate what session (morning or afternoon) you wish to enroll your child when making your payment. The application package is here. You may also call 735-2062 if you have any questions regarding enrollment.
Get ready to embark on a series of science adventures! If you have questions, please email Ms Kamille Wang, the program manager, at email@example.com.