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Office of Science Outreach

The “Nature” of Engineering

What do Velcro, Bullet-trains, and Camouflage have in common? The inspirations for these technological advances, as well as many others, can be found in the natural world around us! During this camp we will learn all about how our engineering and technology mimics nature. This camp will be filled with outdoor exploration, engineering challenges, and designing creative new inventions. Campers will learn about the natural world and the importance of studying it as well as practical uses for applying what we learn from natural processes to enhance our own lives.


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. 1000 Edgewood College drive, Madison, WI

Time and dates

June 25-29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm



Camp Leader

Layna Macaulay

Leader Bio

Layna is a graduate of Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Layna is currently serving her second term as an AmeriCorps member in the Office of Science Outreach at Edgewood, helping to plan and facilitate all kinds of science programs for learners of all ages.  


$200 This includes registration, all materials and a simple mid-morning snack.