What is Up with Water?!
Where is all our water? Is water a renewable resource? In this program participants will explore this question through hands-on water chemistry experiments and other investigations that will help explain why access to clean fresh water has become one of our WGP—World’s Greatest Problems—and why we need to solve it. Participants will develop a website to communicate what they have learned as well as explore other technical solutions that can help us all make every drop count!
Saving the World one Worm at a Time
Get your green on as you explore how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a part of everything around us. This program will give participants an integrated exposure to the various STEM fields and how they can be applied within an environmental context.
Explorations will include the chemistry of recycling, creating power from worms, and energy transfer. The week will culminate in an environmental engineering project where students will use these real-world STEM concepts to create their own energy-efficient home.
Vital Signs: Is there a Doctor in the House?
This program will give budding medical students a general understanding of human anatomy through hands-on explorations of the heart, blood, bones and muscles! Participants will also engage in a fun and challenging bioengineering project that will allow them to apply engineering principles and practices to the structure and function of the human body.
BioSleuths: What’s it all about?
This program is for budding biologists who want to learn more about the world around them and the creatures within it. From bees to butterflies, to flowers and trees, to cricket chirps and bird songs, students will be immersed in hands-on exploration, and “buzzing” with excitement!
Students will be exploring insects and plants, and their interactions. We want our BioSleuths to use their problem solving and observing skills while exploring the natural ecosystems that exist everywhere – even in our own backyards. For example, many plants depend on foraging insects for pollination.