PROGRAM: Summer Seminars for High School Students

Presented by:
Florida Humanities Council
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, K-12 Education, Other, Varies Audience: K-12, Youth/Teen

Three week-long, residential summer seminars for rising high school juniors and seniors.Each camp is a one-week residential program for students to explore what cutting-edge humanities research teaches us about Florida life in the past, present, and future.


June 11-17, 2017 – Explore the emerging water crisis on a global and local scale through this seminar which will examine issues such as the projected effects of climate change, the struggle for injustice in communities where water is scarce or polluted, and how cities balance the need for water resources with the obligation to protect natural habitats. Learn more.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017


June 11-17, 2017 – A seminar that mixes college classes, hands-on exploration, field trips, and social activities on the University of Florida campus with the power of storytelling. Participants will experience the unique history and culture of North Central Florida and see, using the humanities, how water shaped Florida’s past and continues to shape its present and future. Learn more.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2017

PIRATES, PROTEST AND PRESERVATION: Exploring the Stories of St. Augustine

June 11-17, 2017 – Participants will look at hte people (famous, infamous, and ordinary) who left their mark on St. Augustine by examining the stories told about it. The culmination of this experience will be a video project in which participants add their own St. Augustine story to the ongoing narrative of this ancient city. Learn more.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017