High School Lab Intensives at the Ark Encounter

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Pricing and Registration
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible—all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)

The High School Lab intensive summer program at the Ark Encounter is a weeklong experience in the newly constructed education lab inside the Answers Center. Each intensive will cover 15 essential labs in the disciplines of biology and chemistry. Our expert instructors provide a collaborative learning experience so that students learn to work together to solve problems and analyze scientific data. Students will spend five days participating in engaging, hands-on experimentation and application, but most importantly, each session will be uniquely presented from a biblical worldview. Our goal is to demonstrate that science always confirms the Bible!


  • Full day program Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Open to students ages 15 and up.
  • Three two-hour labs per day = 15 total labs
  • Appropriate attire required: close toed shoes, pants, or long skirt. No shorts or sandals. Hair must be pulled back from the face.

Pricing and Registration

Price: $349 per course
Price Includes:
  • All lab materials. This includes all print material, supplies, safety gear, and lab equipment.
  • Daily lunch catered by Emzara’s Kitchen. Lunch options are selected during registration.
  • Daily parking fee.
  • Daily snack bar.
  • Student admission inside the Ark Encounter. Families of student participants receive 20% off Ark Encounter admission.
  • Family access to Answers Center, grounds, playground, and Ararat Ridge Zoo. Price does not include family admission inside the Ark Encounter.
  • 20% off coupon to the Answers Center bookstore.
  • Completion certificate.
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Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Hall Rivera

June 20–24, 2022

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Microscope & Stereoscope Basics Taxonomy: Classifying Life Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Annelida: Earthworm Dissection
Tuesday Cells Alive: Cytology Cellular Division: Mitosis/Meiosis Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda: Crayfish Dissection
Wednesday Kingdom Bacteria & Viruses Microbiology with Dr. Georgia Purdom Kingdom Animalia
Class Amphibia: Frog Dissection
Thursday DNA Enzymes Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves: Pigeon Dissection
Friday Kingdom Protista Kingdom Plantae Kingdom Animalia
Class Mammalia: Rat dissection


Instructor: Mr. Roger Patterson

June 27–July 1, 2022

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Safety Matters/Forms of Matter Measurement and Calculation Modeling Atoms
Tuesday Periodic Table Bonding Characteristics Chemical Reactions
Wednesday Combustion Density Gas Laws
Thursday Solubility Esters Reaction Rates
Friday Acid-Base Indicators Water Chemistry Electrochemistry