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Last update: 6/19/08

[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2008

Grandparents, grandchildren can learn together at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY - Grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of seven and 14 can still share their love of learning at the two-day Grandparents' University at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Space is filling up quickly, but registration is still open for the July 24-25 event, which will allow grandparents and children to explore together a topic of interest and enjoy summer activities on the scenic bayshore campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Grandparents' University offers six courses from among four different "majors."

Kids and their grandparents can get creative in two art courses. Alison Gates will lead students in the Fiber Arts class through the process of drying wool, making it into felt, and working the felt into objects. Prof. Kristy Deetz will help combine watercolor, collage and ink pens on paper to create fantasy worlds in a Painting Fantasy Maps course.

Dietician Karen Lacey will lead edible, hands-on experiments that will show participants how food can help our bodies and what happens to ingredients in food when they are mixed together. She'll also show how foods are not only tasty, but can also be appealing to the eye.

Participants can search for furry or feathered friends in UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Arboretum. Thomas Erdman, curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, will talk about Green Bay's natural habitats for area birds, mammals and reptiles in the Furs, Feathers and Scales class. It is a perfect class for those who love nature, animals and preserving the environment.

New this year are two computer science courses, including "A Behind the Scenes Look at Designing Video Games," and "Creating Your Family's Web Page." Both classes, however, have closed already.

Registration for Grandparents' University continues through July 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, and the program ends at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, after a graduation ceremony.

The fee for Grandparents' University is $185 per adult and child pair. The fee includes instruction, activities, a cookout on Thursday night, parking and a t-shirt. Each additional adult is $125 and each additional child is $75.

Grandparents' University attendees may commute or choose to stay in UW-Green Bay student suite apartments. The cost for on-campus lodging is a flat rate of $60 for a four-bedroom suite. Commuters and residents alike may purchase a meals package for $20 per person that includes Thursday and Friday lunches and Friday breakfast. Individual meal tickets may be purchased at check-in.

Information and registration are available online at Information also is available by calling (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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08-152 | Contact: Mike Heine, (920) 465-2526

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