Pollen in Love with STEM Summer Camp at St. Catherine University

Pollen in love with STEM

During this five-day science summer camp, middle school students will explore the amazing world of pollination and pollinators using the tools of science, technology, engineering, and math! Held at
St. Catherine University's St. Paul campus

What's the buzz?

Meet the campus bees! Sample fresh honeycomb, make lip balm from beeswax, and explore the antibiotic properties of honey.

Pollination up close

Participants will discover how plants use colors, scents, bribes, trickery, and entrapment to attract pollinators.


colorful flower bulb zoomed in
young girls learning and experiencing STEM skills

Branch out in STEM

You will also:

  • Create cosmetics from natural products using chemistry
  • Use 3D printers, microscopes, and other technology
  • Code a dance party!
  • And more!

Get the details

Dates: June 27th to July 1st, 2022.

Time: Students at St. Kate’s University’s campus from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Arrive at St. Kate’s: 10:00 am
  • Lunch: approximately 11:30 am-12:30 pm plus snacks provided
  • Depart St. Kate’s: 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Mendel Hall at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN.

Transportation: Parent/guardian pick-up and drop-off from St. Kate’s campus.

Meal: A morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided each day. Please list any dietary restrictions on the registration form. (If needed, you can bring your own lunch/snack).

Activities: We have an exciting week of activities planned around the theme of pollination, including hands-on chemistry experiments, outdoor exploration in our pollinator gardens, physics fun, crafts, and plenty of time for games and relaxation too. And awesome snacks - did we mention liquid nitrogen ice cream?

Faculty: We are an all-female team of dynamic scientists and educators representing biology, chemistry, physics, and data science at St. Kate's. We can't wait to join you on your STEM journey!

Questions? Contact Student Camp Director Kaitlyn Blair at kmblair782@stkate.edu or Dr. Taviare Hawkins at tlhawkins009@stkate.edu

COVID policies: All participants are required to follow St. Catherine University’s COVID-19 policies.

Forms: Once registered, many forms (media releases, health forms, etc..…) will be sent to the listed guardian(s) to fill out before students can attend camp.

Social Media: Follow along with St. Kate’s Biology Twitter Account (@stkateBIO) and Instagram account ( @stkatebio) to see what is currently happening and see what our students are up to!