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Office of Science Outreach

Limnology of Lake Wingra: Grades 1-3


Join us for an in-depth study of the living and nonliving factors that make our lake unique. We will incorporate biology, entomology, zoology, ecology, geology, and chemistry into this outdoor based week of science. Lake Wingra offers a unique canvas for science study as it is a biologically diverse urban lake. Most of our sampling will happen at the lake shore but we will spend one day in canoes making observations and collecting data. Be ready to take science outside and understand the value of our lake ecosystem.

Be prepared with a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. We will be outside by the lake for much of our studies. We will be in canoes for one day so come prepared.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


July 10-14, 2017 9:00-12:00 daily. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If you child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


Carly Ziegler teaches science and believes every student is a scientist. Her study of science has taken her all over the world, from Finland to Costa Rica with many adventures in between.


Register Here!

Registration will be first come, first served. To ensure plenty of individual attention the limit for the camp is 12 children. The registration deadline is July 3, 2017.

How Much?

$200 for the week-long camp including all materials and snacks.

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414