Project Eco-STEM (Grades 6-9)

Project Eco-STEM students hiking

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 in coming months for additional details. 

The Project Eco-STEM lottery application period open on January 1st, deadline to apply is January 31st, 2023.

Students have hands together playing a team building game

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

*limit of 10 students per session

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. Participants will need a signed RMBL Travel Waiver to go on these field trips.