UWGB Eco U: Water Resources Camp
Led by UW-Green Bay’s expert natural resources faculty, campers gain fieldwork, classroom and laboratory experience as they build awareness of some of the many issues confronting fresh water ecosystems. Explore careers such as ecologist, fisheries biologist, laboratory analyst, chemical analyst/chemist, naturalist and wetland specialist, while getting your feet wet in and around the campus. A water sampling/exploration field trip to Door County is one of the camp highlights. Fun, challenging and engaging, campers have the option to attend this camp for one unit of college credit. Join other high school students entering grades 10-12+, June 23-26, on the UW-Green Bay campus to learn about one of the planet’s most important natural resources - fresh water.
- Dates: June 23-26, 2013
- Fees: $279 for commuter day campers; $479 for campers who choose to live on campus
- Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-W) Housing campers will check into housing on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013.
- Hands-on fieldwork with experts in surface water, freshwater ecology, groundwater and human impact on vital water resources
- Urban impact on watersheds
- Measure water quality
- Investigate aquatic plants and animals in creek, bay shore and lake shore environments
- Site visits to various research locations in Door County
NEW! College Credit @ Camp
Upon successful completion of this camp and required coursework, incoming high school juniors, seniors and high school graduates may earn 1 UW-Green Bay credit. This credit can be counted as elective credit toward a bachelor’s degree at UW-Green Bay and potentially most other higher education institutions in the State of Wisconsin. Those who choose not to enroll for college credit, cannot count participation in the camp as college credit at a later date. Please call us, 800-621-2313 or locally 920-465-2775 for enrollment information. Find out more online: http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/credit/index.asp
Eco U: Water Resources Camp activities are supported by the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program (LFRWMP), an education, outreach and ecosystem monitoring program where area high school teachers and students test the water quality of streams that feed into the Fox River and bay of Green Bay. The LFRWMP is a collaborative effort between area high school teachers and their students, UW-Green Bay, and agency researchers. The program is designed to enhance student, teacher and community understanding and stewardship of the Lower Fox Watershed. The local community benefits as a result of this rich learning experience, with increased public awareness about the environmental challenges facing our most valuable natural assets: The Fox River, the Bay of Green Bay and all waters of the Fox/Wolf Basin." The LFRWMP was established in 2003 through funding from specialty paper company Arjo Wiggins Appleton Ltd., and is administered by the UW-Green Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
The Perfect Camp Location - This 700 acre campus location is a perfect setting for summer camps. Located five miles from the downtown Green Bay area.
Resident Housing Campers - UW-Green Bay's two-person dorm rooms are comfortable, offer a private bathroom per room, and are within a five minute walk to the campus facilities. Campers are assigned a roommate of the same gender and age; we honor one roommate request.
Special evening activities are planned for campers who live on campus. These events may include a talent show, field trips, game night in our newly renovated University Union, swimming at the state of the art Kress Events Center, outings to recreational areas in the Green Bay area, etc. Our campers aren't bored in the evening!
Campers who choose to live on campus will be supervised by a team of overnight camp counselors. This highly trained team undergoes hours of emergency training, simulated role-plays, and are experienced in working with today's youth.
Commuter Campers - Campers who don't live on campus, must provide for their own daily transportation to and from campus each day. Lunch meals are available for an additional fee. Order online when you register!
Scholarships - As many as 50% of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. Many community civic organizations, local businesses and area clubs often provide assistance to campers.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) offers some scholarship assistance for non-athletic camps. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to eligibility based on financial need. Application forms are available on our scholarships page.
Health Services and Insurance - The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is available to campers 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.
Disciplinary Policies - The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the summer camp administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other students or smooth operation of the camp.
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