The Colors of Nature academy will explore the biology and optics of the colors of nature through the lens of art. Participants will draw, create an animation, make a costume, observe birds and insects, explore UV light, mess around with pigments, and use scientific tools such as microscopes. They will learn about foundational approaches in art and science, as well as how color is produced in objects such as feathers and butterfly wings. The final day of the academy will include a public exhibit of student final projects.
Who can attend?
Girls entering 5th, 6th, or 7th grades in the fall of 2016.
What are the dates?
The 2016 Fairbanks, AK summer academy takes place from July 11-22, 2016 (with weekend off).
What is the cost?
There is no cost to attend the academy, thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation. Girls bring a lunch everyday. Snacks are provided.
Is lodging available?
No. This is a day program only. Activities take place between 9AM-4PM.
How do I apply?
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 FAIRBANKS ACADEMY ARE NOW CLOSED. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED IN EARLY APRIL ABOUT NEXT STEPS.