This summer, South Florida State College launches its AgDiscovery Summer Program, a weeklong tuition-free class that aims to help high school students explore educational and career opportunities available in STEM fields —science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics.

SFSC will offer the half-day class at each of its three campuses and the college’s Lake Placid Center. The class includes a daylong field trip to the University of Florida in Gainesville, offered at no cost to the students.SFSC AgDiscovery

The AgDiscovery Summer Program will guide students through hands-on agricultural research projects, leadership development tasks, and personal enrichment activities that will bolster students’ appreciation of STEM-related subjects.

The first session runs Monday through Thursday, June 6 -9, 9 a.m.-noon, at SFSC’s Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, and 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the college’s DeSoto Campus in Arcadia. The field trip to Gainesville departs each campus at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 10, with students returning at 7 p.m.

The second session runs Monday through Thursday, June 13 -16, 9 a.m.-noon, at SFSC’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the college’s Lake Placid Center. The field trip to Gainesville departs the Highlands Campus and the Lake Placid Center at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 17, with students returning at 7 p.m.

Students may register to attend any one-week session of their choice.

The AgDiscovery Summer Program is open to students who will enter grades 11 and 12 this fall. Students whose parents do not have a college degree— first generation college students—are encouraged to apply. Parents should help students apply by April 30 to ensure a place is available. The AgDiscovery Summer Program will accept applications after the deadline if space is available.

For more information and to register online for the program, visit SFSC’s AgDiscovery Summer Program web page at http://goo.gl/2QDIY2. Or, call Leah Sauls at 863-784-7054 or Dr. Grace Danao at 863-784-7230.