Student Resources K–12
Public Health is about your health and the health of your communities.
Learn how public health brings together science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—with other subjects like social studies, civics, language arts, physical education and health, and sociology to contribute to creating a healthier world. CDC has a variety of public health STEM activities for students from elementary school through high school. Whatever your passion is, there are activities and resources that fit everyone. Explore the possibilities!
Fun fact: High School students who attend the CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp can apply to become a camp counselor the next year. And if they just can’t get enough, after being a counselor they can apply to become the camp intern the following year!
Impact: Since 2005, more than 1,950 rising high school juniors and seniors from across the world have been immersed in this one-week CDC experience. 900 more students have been reached through participating in the CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course.
CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
CDC Disease Detective Camp gives high school juniors and seniors exposure to key aspects of CDC. Click on the image to watch the video.
CDC Museum Camp featured on CNN
A group of teens learn how to become disease detectives at the CDC. Source: CNN. Click on the image to watch the video.external icon