Welcome to Genes & Greens: The Tech of Plant Science. Genes & Greens is a dynamic two-week summer program at HudsonAlpha Wiregrass, where students will see first-hand how genetic research is shaping the future of farming by improving agriculture and protecting the environment.

Why should you join us?

  • Engage in hands-on lab activities related to the cutting-edge plant research performed in HudsonAlpha labs and in the fields
  • Dive into cutting-edge topics such as plant improvement methods (CRISPR gene-editing), selective breeding, and biofuel crops. Discover their potential for the future.
  • Uncover the future of farming and how advancements in genetic research are shaping sustainability and food security.
  • Acquire essential skills by learning the latest in molecular biology lab techniques and bioinformatics tools directly from the experts.
  • Unsure about your career path? Genes & Greens is the perfect platform to explore if a rewarding career in science or agriscience aligns with your passions and ambitions.
  • June 17th – June 28th, 2024
  • 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Genes & Greens will be held in a teaching lab at Dothan High School in Dothan, Alabama
  • Students must be enrolled in 10th – 12th grade when they register (during the 2023-2024 school year).
  • This program is open to all students across the Wiregrass region.
  • The cost to participate in Genes & Greens is $275.
  • Several seats will be reserved for need-based scholarships. We invite students with financial need to apply for a camp scholarship. A link to the scholarship application can be found below. Applications can be submitted between March 1-31, 2024. Scholarship awardees will be notified in early April.
  • Registration will open on March 1, 2024, at 9:00 am CST
  • We expect seats to fill fast. Mark your calendar to register!
  • We encourage you to join our waitlists in the event that seats are filled.