Science in Two Languages: Exploring the Environment Through the Lens of Science and Language

An exciting, outdoor-based and hands-on bilingual summer science camp for students entering grades 4-6 in the fall. Come explore the wonders of Wingra while using and expanding your Spanish! During our week together, we will be interacting with and appreciating Lake Wingra and the surrounding Edgewood Campus. Some highlights of our week-long camp will include a tour of the rain gardens near the Mazzuchelli Biological Field Station, a boating trip around Lake Wingra, a GPS investigation of the Edgewood Campus, making Winnebago-inspired crafts, creating a bilingual map of the campus, an expedition to some of the mounds and springs surrounding Lake Wingra, a chance to create a presentation about Lake Wingra using data we collect during camp and much more! This week-long summer camp is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the history and natural beauty of Lake Wingra, all the while increasing language skills in both Spanish and English and enjoying a great spot in Madison, Wisconsin.

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, a water bottle, and a bag lunch are also recommended. Additional safety equipment (such as goggles) will be provided by the college, should the need arise. On the final day of camp, we will hold our Research Symposium where students will present their Lake Wingra data collections. Parents are invited to attend this session starting at 1 o' clock on Friday, July 12.

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

July 8-12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily.

Lunch is not provided; please send a bag lunch with your child each day. Mid-morning snack will be provided.

For students entering grades 4-6 in the fall.

The camp leaders will be Ms. Meg Younger and Ms. Laurel Mittelman: Ms. Younger has been a Computer and Guided Group Teacher at Edgewood Campus School, and Lake Wingra enthusiast and Ms. Mittelman has taught Spanish to grades K-12, is a bilingual science outreach specialist and world traveler..

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 4, 2013.

How Much?
$250 for the entire week including all materials and snacks.

For more information contact:
Amy Schiebel
(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