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Freshwater-Sciences-Camp
Freshwater Camp | High School Juniors & Seniors
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 06/13/2022, 8:30 am
  • End Date: 06/17/2022, 5:00 pm
  • Cost: Free

In collaboration with UW-Whitewater, UW – Parkside is offering a water- focused summer camp for incoming high school juniors and seniors (2022 - 2023 school year) in Southeastern Wisconsin. Participants will experience important freshwater habitats by swimming in Lake Michigan, canoeing local rivers, and hiking in extraordinary bogs. Participants will build skills by analyzing water chemistry, conducting a toxicity test, collecting aquatic invertebrate samples, using microscopes, and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers and opportunities in the freshwater field from expert instructors. Overnight housing in dorms, meals, and transportation to field sites and between campuses is included. Participants will stay at UW-Parkside the first two nights of camp and the second two nights at UW-Whitewater.

Sponsored by a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin.

Jessica Orlofske | My childhood experiences exploring the natural environments of southeastern Wisconsin inspired me to study biology. I spent the summers of my undergraduate years studying dragonflies in local wetlands before graduating with my B.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a double major in Biology and Wildlife Ecology and Management in 2005. My interest in insects motivated me to continue my education at Iowa State University. Insect and spider communities of remnant and restored tallgrass prairies were the focus of my M.Sc. research, which I completed in 2008. An opportunity to study internationally compelled me to pursue my Ph.D. at the University of New Brunswick in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick, I was able to investigate the aquatic insect communities of a pristine, unregulated river system, the Miramichi River. I completed my Ph.D. in 2014 and spent a short time as a post doctoral fellow with the Canadian Rivers Institute examining the insect communities of the other major river system in New Brunswick, the St. John River, before joining the faculty at UW-Parkside. I plan to continue my work on aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates both at home in Wisconsin and abroad.

Elisabeth Harrahy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where she teaches courses in ecology, aquatic ecology, and environmental toxicology. She received her degrees from the University of Massachusetts, West Virginia University, and Colorado State University. She has worked in consulting, academics, and for state government, including the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Her research interests include the occurrence and effects of pesticides, blue-green algal toxins, and pharmaceuticals in aquatic ecosystems. She loves to participate in outreach to K-12 schools and taught the aquatic biology “major” for Grandchildren’s University at UWW for six years.  

Laura Schulz earned her BS in Geosciences from UW-Parkside and her Masters in Soil Science from UW-Madison. She is the director of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) in Racine and a Lecturer in the Environmental Studies program at UW-Parkside. She is a member of the Root River Council and serves on the board for the Southeast Gateway Sierra Club. In her free time, Laura likes to swim, hike, kayak, read, and hang out with her pet rabbit, Lumpy.

Will housing be provided?
Yes, students will stay in dorms at UWP and WWW (2 students per room)

Will food be provided?
Yes, meals and snacks will be provided for the duration of the camp.

Where is pick up and drop off?
Pick up and drop off will take place at the UWP campus.

Environmental Explorers
Environmental Explorers | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 06/20/2022
  • End Date: 06/24/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 9 am-3:30 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Includes: 7 Scholarships Left, See FAQ

Embark on outdoor adventures as UW-Parkside educators guide your child to holistically learn about the natural world. With a mix of in and out of laboratory experiences, we encourage middle schoolers who have a passion to be outside to investigate their surroundings. With activities based on geology, ecology, microscope use, dissection, and soil studies, the environment will be a new frontier for your child's investigation. 

Camp cost reduced to $50 thanks to generous donation by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Additional Scholarships available -- see FAQ for more information!

Apply for DPI Scholarship
To qualify student must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, please see FAQ for more details.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 06/06/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 05/20/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

youtube_content_creators
YouTube Content Creators | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/11/2022
  • End Date: 07/15/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 9 am-12 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: No Remaining Scholarships

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

 

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 06/27/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/11/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

minecraft_designers
Minecraft Designers | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/11/2022
  • End Date: 07/15/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 1 pm-4 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: 1 Scholarship Left, See FAQ

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, design structures to share between worlds, build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Apply for DPI Scholarship
To qualify student must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, please see FAQ for more details.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 06/27/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/11/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

youtube_fx_masters
YouTube FX Masters | Age 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/18/2022
  • End Date: 07/22/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 9 am-12 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: No Remaining Scholarships

Do you love movies with exciting special effects, like The Avengers, Star Wars, or Harry Potter? Amaze your friends by swinging a lightsaber or blasting fire from your hands and becoming a master of the illusions used by Hollywood artists to create visual effects magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 07/04/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/18/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

roblox_coders
ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/18/2022
  • End Date: 07/22/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 1 pm-4 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: No Scholarships Remaining

Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 07/04/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/18/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

minecraft_animators
Minecraft Animators | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/25/2022
  • End Date: 07/29/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 9 am-12 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: 6 Scholarships Left, See FAQ

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.    

Apply for DPI Scholarship
To qualify student must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, please see FAQ for more details.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 07/11/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/25/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

interactive_storytelling
Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/25/2022
  • End Date: 07/29/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 1 pm-4 pm
  • Cost: $279
  • Includes: 4 Scholarships Left, See FAQ

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax.

Apply for DPI Scholarship
To qualify student must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, please see FAQ for more details.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 07/11/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 06/25/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

environmental_explorers
Environmental Explorers | Ages 11-14
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 08/01/2022
  • End Date: 08/05/2022
  • Meeting Time(s): 9 am-3:30 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Includes: 7 Scholarships Left, See FAQ

Embark on outdoor adventures as UW-Parkside educators guide your child to holistically learn about the natural world. With a mix of in and out of laboratory experiences, we encourage middle schoolers who have a passion to be outside to investigate their surroundings. With activities based on geology, ecology, microscope use, dissection, and soil studies, the environment will be a new frontier for your child's investigation.

Camp cost reduced to $50 thanks to generous donation by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Additional Scholarships available -- see FAQ for more information!

Apply for DPI Scholarship
To qualify student must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, please see FAQ for more details.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for this camp closes on 07/18/2022. Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

Wisconsin DPI Precollege Scholarship available - application due by 07/01/2022
Student must be eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school to receive a DPI Precollege Scholarship. Students may receive a maximum of three DPI Precollege Scholarships per year. To apply, please click here. Late scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis -- if you are submitting an application after the deadline, please contact us.

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