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High School Science Academy


High School Science Academy

NWR's High School Science Academy aims to give Omaha metro area high school students the opportunity to participate in college-level lectures and field/lab work, and nurture their interest in the biological sciences before leaving high school. Sessions will occur once monthly during the school year on a Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday is dedicated to lecture and discussion and Saturday will consist of a corresponding lab or field work activity. 

All materials are provided and students are served meals and snacks at every session. If students and their families do not have access to transportation to and from sessions, it can be provided from school pick-up points at no charge in most cases


2022-2023 School Year Schedule

Month & Dates Topic
September 24th (9-3PM) HSSA Welcome Picnic, Dr. James Wilson | 'Critical Thinking in Science: Debunking the Paranormal'
October 4 & 8 Dr. Ted Burke | Creighton ‘Protecting the Small Things that Rule the World’
November TBA
December Holiday Break!
January 24th & 28th Dr. Amanda Roe | 'Human Anatomy- Kinesiology'
February Dr. Ann Cavanaugh | Creighton ‘Fungal Diversity’
March Alex Wiles | Alex Wiles Media ‘Ethics & Intro to Wildlife Photography’
March Overnight Field Trip to view Sandhill Crane Migration
April Dr. Sarah Gaughan | Bellevue University 'Water Conservation Science'
May 16 & 20 Dr. Jeremy White | 'Bats of Nebraska & Field Mist Netting Techniques'
May 30th-June 4th Cedar Point Biological Station- Visit UNL's CPBS for 5 days to explore ornithology, herpetology, geology and much more!