Posted: July 5, 2021

The Arboretum at Penn State is offering an opportunity for middle-school aged youth to get outdoors and interact with their environment this summer.

The Arboretum will be hosting the "Pollinator Investigators" mini-camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth in the State College area in their new pollinator garden from July 14-15 and July 21-22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Camp participants will use the many ecosystems around the arboretum as a living laboratory for hands-on lessons in pollinator identification, habitats, and behaviors. Through independent exploration and hands-on workshops with members of the Nature Connections Lab and Penn State Center for Pollinator Research, participants will be encouraged to think deeply and critically about the importance of pollinators and pollinator conservation.

Participation in this program is free however requires registration. For more details and to sign up, please visit Please contact the Arboretum’s public programs manager, Timothy Gould (, 814-867-4262) with questions.