Small but Mighty: A Hands-on Investigation of Viruses and Bacteria

Bellevue University; Bellevue, NE

June 7 - June 11, 2021

Bellevue University

Bellevue campus

Bellevue University is a private, non-profit university in Bellevue, Nebraska. It opened in 1966 as Bellevue College. The university has over 10,000 students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. 

This in person camp will be hosted by Dr. John Kyndt, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Nutrition and Sustainability and Dr. Tyler Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology both from the College of Science and Technology. In this camp students will combine field excursions with modern laboratory techniques to examine the biology of microscopic organisms. Students will collect soil samples from a never-plowed tallgrass prairie and analyze soil microbe composition through next generation sequencing. Students will also use cell culture approaches to study how immune cells recognize and respond to virus infections

The camp will be located in the R. Joe Dennis Learning Center (LCN). 


***Bellevue University takes the health and safety of the campus community very seriously and camp staff will monitor and follow CDC guidelines in collaboration with university and governmental partners.***

Summer Camps: Essential Information

Commuter ONLY camp.  

Who's Eligible?

Open to students entering 9th-12th grades.  

Camp Fee

Camp fee is $50. Financial scholarships are available!


Space is limited to 24 campers.

Camp Schedule


8:30AM - 4:30PM

BYOL - Bring your own lunch