ConocoPhillips Agricultural Science Experience

Future Student Event

ConocoPhillips Agricultural Science Experience

Are you a Year 9 or 10 student interested in science, particularly in animals, food, plants, soil and water?

Get excited for the ConocoPhillips Agricultural Science Experience, a three-day camp at Dookie where you will get a taste for university life and find out what agricultural science is all about.

Join with agricultural scientists and university students in hands-on workshops and activities in laboratories and on the farm, learning about animal health, farming, food and agricultural business. You will experience how they solve challenges in the real world through finding better and safer ways to grow plants and animals for both farmers and the rest of the population.

The Dookie campus of University of Melbourne is a working farm as well as a centre of agricultural research helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia since 1886. Situated on 2,440 hectares it is the largest farm campus in the southern hemisphere and owns 5000 merino sheep, 220 hectares of canola, 430 hectares of wheat, an orchard with three hectares of Pink Lady apples, a robotic dairy farm, vineyard, winery and a natural bush reserve.

You will stay three days and two nights at the relaxing Dookie campus student accommodation and all meals will be provided. The accommodation includes single beds and shared bathroom facilities.

Cost: $330.00 - includes program costs, food and accommodation.

Note: The program fee of $150.00 will require up-front payment. You will then be contacted regarding the remaining $180.00 payment for food and accommodation.

You may apply for sponsorships through the University of Melbourne or your local Rotary. For further information about sponsorship by the University, email

Applications close 15 November 2017.

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