Environmental Science & Biotechnology Camp

Join Asbury professors for five days of hands-on learning, using math modeling and science to make an impact solving issues like disease and hunger that are often encountered on world mission fields!

Impact U Science BioTech Students capturing aquatic life

Camp Dates:

Monday – Friday  June 15 – 19th, 2015 Camps
Click here for the daily schedule.


The camp is $360 per person, and includes food, lodging, and all expenses.  

What You Can Expect:

  • Conduct DNA fingerprinting on your own DNA
  • Collect and identify many aquatic invertebrates; take home your own collection
  • Examine genetically modified fish using molecular techniques to observe the foreign gene
  • Identify and collect many reptiles and amphibians while studying basic herpetology
  • Go Electrofishing and explore many of the 272 species of fish living in Kentucky
  • Learn about water chemistry and how human activity affects water quality parameters and aquatic organisms
  • Use environmental DNA detection and identification of captured organisms based on differences in their genomic DNA sequences

About Your Instructors:

Bruce Branan - Asbury University
Bruce Branan

Bruce Branan, a faculty member in Asbury University's Natural Sciences department, has taught college chemistry for 19 years.  He drives a big van (since he has ten children), and has been voted "Best Dad" by more than eleven people!  Bruce also holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Ben Brammell - Asbury University
Ben Brammell

Ben Brammell, an assistant professor at Asbury University has had a passion for biology since he was a young child, when he would wait each day for the drudgery of school to end so that he could escape into the wild to study the flora and fauna of streams, fields and ponds. With a Ph.D. in Biology Brammell has been teaching at Asbury University since 2010.