Toxic Detectives: FAQ

Yes! Any student entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2023-2024 school year is eligible to register. 

No, we wish your student the best in their first year of high school, but we will not consider 9th-grade students for this program. Please visit our Summer Programs webpage for more information on our high school-level summer programs. 

Toxic Detectives is one week long. This year the program will be held during the week of June 5-9, 2023.

In order for your child to gain the most from this learning experience, it is strongly encouraged that your child participates for the full five (5) days of the program. Activities and experiments build upon each other throughout the week so being absent for a day may limit your child's experience. 

With that said, we completely understand emergencies happen and will help to provide accommodations for your child in these circumstances. 

Yes, lunch and snacks will be provided each day of the program. Closer to the start of the program, we will contact parents to ask about allergies, dietary restrictions, etc. for students. 

Yes! We encourage families to attend the final showcase on June 9th, 2023. Your student will be given the opportunity to invite friends and family to watch them present. More details will be provided closer to the start of the program. 

Toxic Detectives was held virtually in 2020 and returned to an in-person format in 2021 by closely following and staying up to date with University of Arizona Covid-19 guidelines. This year in 2023, the program will be held on campus, and we will continue to follow the university's guidelines, making the health and safety of our students our top priority. 


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