Project Eco-STEM (Grades 6-9)

Project Eco-STEM application period is now closed. Please email katielawn@rmbl.org to be added to the waitlist.

**Initial admittance decisions and award decisions will be made approximately 2-4 weeks post application closing date. Once notified, you will have approximately two weeks to accept the spots and pay the $25 non-refundable registration fee and program fee, in order to secure your child’s spot.

Important Updates in Registration for Summer 2023

In recent years at RMBL, we have found that camper demand exceeds our capacity. Instead of a first-come first-served registration, we will be moving to an application process to enroll campers for the upcoming season.  All campers, new and returning, are invited to enroll through this system. 

Please check our FAQ page for additional details and application “help guide”

Students have hands together playing a team building game

COVID-19 Statement

In order to keep students, scientists, and staff healthy in light of COVID-19, for Summer 2023, all participants in RMBL programs will be required to follow the RMBL COVID-19 health and safety plan, which will include proof of vaccination, and may include mask-wearing, hand-washing, personal distancing, and group size limits. Vaccine exemptions will be considered, as required by law. 

Session 1 Dates: July 10th-14th

Session 2 Dates: July 17th-21st

Age Group:  For students entering grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 in fall of 2023

Daily Schedule: 9am-3pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:30am-3:30pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop).

Program Cost: $700.00 per student, plus $25 non-refundable registration fee

Course Description:  Are you curious?  Do you like to find answers about the way things work in our world? Do you care about helping others?  Do you like solving problems?  If you said yes to any of these questions, you have a lot in common with people who work as scientists and engineers.  Project Eco-STEM is a program designed for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the fall of 2023.  Each day, we’ll meet professionals who have chosen careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, and we’ll see how their work impacts the ecosystems around us. We’ll witness innovations, play with technologies, and try our hands with field research and design practices.

Be prepared for both outdoor and thinking adventures!  We’ll dive into both inquiry questions and engineering opportunities in field science settings.  As part of Project Eco-STEM, we will travel to locations outside of Gothic via the RMBL passenger van.

Eco-STEM students learn about beetles