Rebel Science Camp is a standards-based outreach program organized by the Office of the Dean of the College of Sciences at UNLV. The program is designed to reach fifth grade students from Title I schools in Clark County School District early on in their academic careers. Rebel Science Camp presents students with real-world applications as to how science impacts their daily lives, enhances their literacy in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and encourages them to attain a postsecondary education.
The fifth graders who participate in Rebel Science Camp visit UNLV for approximately four hours and take part in various hands-on activities (for example: Building an Aquifer, Climate Change, Color Chromatography, Cookie Mining) in small groups, under the supervision of UNLV instructors. These exercises expose students to different fields of the natural sciences and promote critical thinking. After the final activity, students, teachers, and chaperones are treated to lunch.
Rebel Science Camp is held on Friday mornings, February-April, at the UNLV Maryland Campus. Schools are responsible for arranging transportation to and from UNLV.