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Office of Science Outreach

Outbreak!: Grades 7-9


It is you and your colleagues (classmates) job to save the world! You and your team will learn about disease outbreaks and how to control them. You will be given the task of containing a global outbreak. Can you save the world? Each day you will learn about a different organ system in the body and major diseases that can infect them. You will get to dissect a brain, heart, and other organs. Once you are done with this camp, you will have been introduced to some of the world's deadliest or most worrisome diseases, including Zika, Ebola, wasting disease, AIDS, influenza, tuberculosis and malaria. At the same time, you'll learn how to contain a global outbreak and save the world!

One must dress appropriately to safely participate in dissection activities. Always were comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes and tie back long hair.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus (1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI). The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


June 19-23, 2017, 9:00-2:00 daily. Lunch is not provided so please send a sack lunch with your child each day. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If you child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


The Instructors for the camp are Dr. Sharp and Dr. Rakacolli who are both experienced college instructors in the medical sciences, each with over 15 years of teaching experience. They enjoy helping students explore the human body and learn about the diseases that can infect humans.


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 June 12, 2017.

How Much?

$250 for the week-long camp. This includes all materials and a snack

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414