Biology Lab Camp

May 11-15, 2020

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Roberts is excited to offer our 6th bi-annual biology lab camp! This program is designed for home-schooled high school students who want to get more hands-on-experience in biology. We will be covering a variety of topics from the cellular level up through ecosystems. Labs will include techniques and experiments in a variety of areas in biology:

  • microscopy and microbiology (cell structures and processes, staining and identification of bacteria)
  • genetics (transformation of bacteria, inheritance patterns, protein expression)
  • anatomy and physiology (dissections of invertebrates, vertebrates and organs)
  • field biology (citizen science pollinator population assessment- weather permitting, students will be collecting pollinators (dead bees, flies and beetles) as part of the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey.

The camp fee of $150 includes the lab manual and lab supplies, a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and fun while learning!

Dates: May 11-15
The program will run:
Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday will be a full day (9:30-3:30 p.m.) with lunch included. Friday there will be a closing ceremony beginning at 3:00 p.m. with a small reception to follow.

WEATHER PERMITTING: Students will be working outside with dead bees on Wednesday afternoon.

Cost: $150
(This includes a non-refundable $25 processing fee.) Due Friday, April 17 with the registration form.

Thank you for your interest in the Roberts Wesleyan's Summer 2020 Home School Biology Camp! If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Scarborough ( or 585-594-6310) and she will be happy to assist you!
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Roberts Wesleyan College
Crothers Science and Nursing Center, Room 214

Some description Instructor: Rachel Graham, Biology Instructor/Lab Coordinator
Rachel graduated from Houghton College with a degree in biology (environmental emphasis) and from Simmons College with a Master's in Education. She taught middle school science in PA, MA, SC, and NY before coming to Roberts 12 years ago. Rachel is the instructor for general biology and microbiology labs and the lab coordinator for the biology department.
For more information and/or questions please contact:
Suzanne Scarborough at or 585-594-6310