UWL to host science camps for kids June 23-24

Professor Jill Welter standing by sheets of ice in the Arctic.A special attraction this year is Professor Jill Welter, of St. Catherine University, who will speak about her research in the Arctic.

Girls in Science and Boys Science Exploration camps aim to encourage interest in science, math via hands-on learning

Kids entering grades 6-8 can still enroll in the Girls in Science and Boys Science Exploration Camp Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at UW-La Crosse. Both camps cost $179 and registration is online.

The camps encourage interest in science and math by giving participants hands-on learning and activities in an environment that is supportive, enriching and — most importantly — fun. The girls and boys work with UWL faculty and staff in hands-on experimentation, investigation and involvement in the fields of math and science.

A special attraction this year is Professor Jill Welter, of St. Catherine University, who will speak about her research in the Arctic. Her work aims to understand how human activities that cause environmental change, including climate warming and nutrient pollution, influence aquatic food webs and nutrient cycling.

In addition to the activities, the youth experience a college campus, an overnight stay in a residence hall, campus meals and social activities with peer students, university student assistants and faculty. The Girls in Science and Boys’ Science Exploration Camp run concurrently, but are separate programs.

This marks the 20th year for the girls’ program and the eighth year for the boys’.

For more information visit the Girls in Science website or the Boys Science Exploration camp website.