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This course is full, you are however still able to be added to a waitlist by  emailing Jeanne Benink at

The Stuff Makes You - You?

Have you ever wondered what you are made of?

You may know that your water bottle is made of plastic, your toy car is made of metal and your doll is made of fabric. But, what are we made of? How are we similar to non- living-things? How are we different from non-living things? What makes us alive? These are some of the questions we are going to explore in this camp. We will start our week by exploring our surroundings and collecting samples of living and non-living things. Back in the lab, we will use our senses, as well as, microscopes to classify them as living or non-living. Then, we will use hands-on, art, and movement activities to explore the building blocks of life. We will also make connections between our building blocks and the foods we eat. Finally, we will explore what living things need to survive and we will design and perform an experiment to investigate this question. If you like to ask questions about the world around you, doing experiments, and have a big imagination, then this is the right camp for you!

To participate in this camp, make sure you wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Also, bring a refillable water bottle and be ready for discovery 


The Workshop 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 11-15, 9:00 am- 12:00 noon

Entering Grades 1 - 3 in the Fall of 2018

Camp Leader

Dr. Marisol Lopez

Leader Bio

Dr. Marisol Lopez is a professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Edgewood College. She has a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and extensive experience in science outreach. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to teach others about how our bodies work and how to keep them healthy.


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