College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag Discovery 2017

Ag Discovery is a 3-week program sponsored by USDA/APHIS in conjunction with the University of Maryland to promote agriculture and natural resources and allow high-school students the opportunity to experience campus. 

July 19 - July 28, 2017


Learn about plants and animals, the importance of protecting America’s food supply from insects and disease, the role of regulation in genetically engineered organisms, and the challenge of managing and resolving wildlife conflicts. The 3-week academic program at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus provides an educational odyssey exploring food, culture, and the environment. Participants will earn 3 hours of university-level course credits through the Young Scholars Program. All admitted student must complete the entire three weeks of the program and academic course and must submit a high school transcript directly to the University of Maryland at College Park to complete the application process.  Transcripts should be faxed to 301-314-9146.

Contact: Tyra Gallman-Monnity, 

The University of Maryland at College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland and the state's original 1862 land-grant institution. It is one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, which is composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the state's primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The university counts among its greatest strengths the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

View the Ag Discovery APHIS website for more information and the application (avialable January 2017)

Applications are due in early March 2017. 

Current AGNR Students -- Be an Ag Discovery Mentor!

Ag Discovery is a 3-week program in July designed to promote the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to high school students from all over the country. Participants receive a unique college experience by rooming on-campus, taking a course, and traveling to different sites in and around Maryland!

As an Ag Discovery mentor, you will room with the participants in the dorm, accompany them on field trips, and promote the University of Maryland. Past activities have included tours of Capitol Hill and Dupont facilities, as well as visits to the National Zoo, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Brookside Gardens, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, and USDA lab experiments. The position provides free room and board as well as a stipend pay.

Interested? Contact Tyra Gallman,, to learn more and to set up a meeting with Dr. Evelyn Cooper!


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