University on the Prairie

Where can science take you?
July 25, 2017
8:00am to 4:00pm

Explore science-based career opportunities in environmental & agricultural science, chemistry, engineering, food science, and health science!

University on the Prairie immerses students entering 7-12 in three days of hands-on activities that show you what you can do with a science education.

You will explore science-based career opportunities related to Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental & Agricultural Science, Food Science, and Health Science each day.

By conducting experiments, participating in hands-on labs, and learning new skills from professionals working in science fields, you will increase your understanding of science and find out what potential career options interest you most!

All University on the Prairie activities take place in the classrooms, labs and the great outdoors at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center facilities.

Each career track is led by enthusiastic University of Minnesota faculty, staff, graduate students and industry professionals who are highly skilled in their field. These instructors gladly share stories about their own experiences and answer questions on how to get into certain career fields.

REGISTER TODAY! The cost to attend University on the Prairie is $60.00 and will be collected after acceptance into the program. For an application or more information contact Crystal Reith at or 507-831-4022. Program fills quickly and registration is capped, so register EARLY!