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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

New England Science Boot Camp 2017

Main website for information about the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp.


Full Registration  
(Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals & breaks,3 days instruction) 


Commuter Registration  
(Includes all meals & breaks,3 days instruction) 


One-Day Registration  
(Includes 1 day instruction,
all meals &breaks, no lodging)


MAY 19, 2017!



This year, we will be awarding up to 4 scholarships for current Library School Students and up to 4 scholarships for Library Staff (in non-MLS Librarian positions).

Find out more about scholarships.

Check-in at the event

Dorm check-in will be at our dorm in the North Residential Area. (Specific dorm has not yet been assigned.)

Science Boot Camp check-in will take place in the Science & Engineering Library.



Due to processing fees for credit cards, we prefer that you pay by check, if possible.

When paying by check, fill out the online registration form linked above first.

No refunds will be issued after payment has been made. If you are unable to attend, please arrange for a colleague to attend in your place.

Make checks payable to UMass Dartmouth Library and mail to:

  Elizabeth Winiarz 
  Claire T. Carney Library 
  285 Old Westport Road 
  North Dartmouth, MA 02747


Problems or Questions? Contact us.

Registration Add-Ons

On the Registration form, you will have the ability to select some "extras" beyond the standard boot camp experience.


We have made arrangements with UMass Amherst's conference services to allow campers to stay in the dorms on Tuesday night. The cost for the additional night is $50

You must select the Tuesday night stay on the registration form, as we must provide a headcount to UMass Amherst Conference Services prior to the start of Boot Camp. If paying by check, you can add the $50 on to your registration fee. Otherwise, you will need to bring $50 in cash or a check to pay upon arrival. 


There is no fee for the tours, but we do need to get a headcount for planning purposes.


(See more tour details on the schedule page)

Both tours will be offered twice, at 9:30am and 10:45am.

Tour #1: Visit one of the UMass Amherst Greenhouses

Tour #2: Visit the UMass Amherst Libraries Digital Media Lab   


Guided tour of the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College. Admission is free, but we need to give them a headcount before Boot Camp. Our visit is scheduled from 2:00-4:00pm.

Beneski Museum “Bones and Stones" Tour

Join Beneski Museum Staff for a walk through the Beneski Museum of Natural History, which houses outstanding collections and exhibits that include vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, minerals and other geologic specimens collected locally and from around the world since 1825. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection. Following the formal tour participants will have time to explore the collection independently. Bring your cameras.