Earth Encounters

What?
This camp is filled with fun and adventure! During the week, your young scientist will spend time with local scientists to sample a different science each day, including wildlife biology, geology, entomology, paleontology, and botany. Students will explore the natural environment using binoculars, microscopes, and magnifying glasses. We'll take nature hikes to discover nearby ecosystems, hold giant arthropods, touch fossils, go on scavenger hunts, and make critter catchers, terrariums, and nature art to bring home. Students will be encouraged to "think like a scientist" and use their curiosity to learn about our natural environment.

For their safety, it is important that each student wears comfortable clothing (which may get a bit dirty) and closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle are also recommended. Additional safety equipment (such as goggles) will be provided by the college, should the need arise.

Where?
The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center, the Mazzuchelli Biological Field Station, and the 55 acres of the Edgewood Campus.

When?
June 23-27, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. daily

Mid-morning snack will be provided.

Who?
For students entering grades 1-3 in the fall.

The camp leaders will be MaryRuth Kotelnicki, Geologist and Edgewood College Science Professor, and Max Kotelnicki, a wildlife ecologist.

How?
Fill out the registration form and return it to the address below. Registration will be first come, first served. The limit for the camp is 20 students per week. The registration deadline is June 9, 2014.

How Much?
$200 for the entire week including all materials and snacks.

For more information contact:
Amy Schiebel
aschiebel@edgewood.edu
(608) 663-3414

Mail your registration form and payment to:
Amy Schiebel
Edgewood College
Department of Biological Sciences
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711