Summer Science Camp is a hands-on learning program administered and implemented by the Japan Science Foundation (JSF) under commission of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and is aimed at High School students with an interest in science and technology (including vocational and technical schools years 1-3). During the program participants can benefit from the unique opportunity to receive practical instruction from researchers and scientists from institutes in the front line of science over their summer holidays.

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) will hold two programs as part of “Summer Science Camp 2013”. We hope that participants will take advantage of the opportunity to deepen their interest in environmental research by means of activities and experiences aimed at facilitating an understanding of environmental issues in a scientific manner.

Program: “The Environment and Life”

Program dates July 29 (Monday) – July 31 (Wednesday) [two nights, three days]
Venue National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 305-8506 JAPAN
Number of places available 10 persons (Ozone Vegetation Impact Course, 6 persons; World of Algae Observation Course, 4 persons)

Ozone Vegetation Impact Course 2010
World of Algae Observation Course

Program: “The Environment and Marine Life of Tokyo Bay – let’s see what it’s really like! ”

Program dates August 5 (Monday) – August 8 (Friday) [three nights, four days]
Venue Shiba Branch office, Yokohama Fisheries Association Headquarters, (Shibamachi 397, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City) National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 305-8506 JAPAN
Number of places available 12 persons



Fee 2,000yen (Payment following selection)
*Accommodation and meals will be covered by the hosts during the program. The participation fee will partially contribute towards meal expenses.
*Program participants will convene and breakup at the program venue (costs of the return journey to the location will be borne by the participants).
Eligibility Students attending a Japanese high school or secondary level institution at the time of the deadline or students currently attending vocational and technical schools (Years 1-3). Persons who have previously participated in the Summer Science Camp are also eligible.
Application deadline Applications received by June 14 (Friday), 2013
Reception has been closed
Application method Fill in the application form (Japanese only) and return by post in time for the application to be received by the application deadline. Applications should be sent by mail to: 公益財団法人 日本科学技術振興財団 サイエンスキャンプ本部事務局宛[Summer Science Camp Headquarters, Japan Science Foundation]
Application forms can be downloaded at the following links
◆Science Camp Application Call
◆Smartphone Applications Page
*The original application with guardian signature and personal seal must be returned by post (FAX not accepted)
*One application per person. Please be aware that multiple applications will invalidate original application
Enquiries about the application process etc., should be directed to the Summer Science Camp Headquarters (Promotional Division, Japan Science Foundation) camp-boshu25@jsf.or.jp