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  Food Systems Summer High School Academy - Chicago - June 28-July 2  
  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  5/13/2021 5:14:00 PM  

Food Systems Summer High School Academy for 8-11 grade students 
Real-world problems. Real-world learning. Real-world careers. 
Feeding the world’s future population in a way that sustainably promotes environmental and human health is the most pressing problem facing us today. In this Food Systems Summer High School Academy, you will be introduced to the science and practice of food production, processing, and security across environmental, economic, and social contexts. You will also learn how your educational experiences can lead you into a career that allows you to be a part of a movement to create better food systems.

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 June 28-July 2, 2021

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm each day

Location: The Discovery Partners Institute, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 (see map)

Number of Participants:
The number of Academy participants will be capped at 60 students. Registration will close once we have met this number.

Cost: FREE
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of IL Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, and Compeer Financial, the cost is FREE!

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Discovery Partners Institute. The Academy will provide transportation for all field trips.

Daily Schedule:
To view the Academy Hourly Schedule, please see Schedule. Students are expected to attend all events related to the Academy and arrive and depart from the Discovery Partners Institute each day.

COVID-19 Guidelines:
All individuals associated with the Academy will be required to follow the latest safety guidelines issued by the state of Illinois, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the agencies associated with the Academy. Student participants will be notified of these guidelines before the start of the Academy on June 28th, 2021.

For more information

Megan Dailey, PhD
Director of Metropolitan Food & Environmental Systems
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1301 W. Gregory Dr., Mumford Hall 215
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-5567

(Sent to all Ag Teachers, Counselors, ILCAE, ICAE)

Dean Dittmar, Coordinator
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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