Empower Hours

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Spring 2021

 

GEAR UP Swivel Plane

Swivel plane
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021
Registration Closed
Thursday, March 11, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Grades: 6-12
FREE for GEAR UP and Talent Search Students

Event Details:
GEAR UP your creativity and get flying with this fast-moving swivel plane. Use your hands and your brains as you navigate clearly illustrated directions - with help from a virtual facilitator - to assemble the frame, wire up the circuit, and build the plane. Not into airplanes? Wind up your design skills and make it something better! What you use for the customization is up to you. Ready for take-off!  STEM supply kits will be provided for you and shipped to your home. Check out what you'll be creating at: https://youtu.be/Mpqzg25Dguk.


GEAR UP Gear-Drive Car

Gear-drive Car
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Registration Closed
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Grades: 6-12
FREE for GEAR UP and Talent Search Students​

Event Details:
GEAR UP your creativity and get rolling with this super-charged gear-drive car. Use your hands and your brains as you navigate clearly illustrated directions — with help from a virtual facilitator — to assemble the car, wire up the circuit, and align the gears. Then rev up your design skills to customize the car and make it uniquely yours!  What you use for the customization is up to you. 3... 2...1... GO! STEM supply kits will be provided for you and shipped to your home. Check out what you'll be creating at: https://youtu.be/fuqaNBSAu7g.

 

 

Summer 2022 


Bees, Butterflies, and Insects, Oh My!

Butterflies

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2022

Registration Closed

VIRTUAL SESSION
Monday, June 20, 2022
12:30-2:00pm


FREE for GEAR UP Students
All event supplies will be provided and shipped to your home

Event Details: 
Bees, Butterflies and Insects, Oh My!  Join us as we kick off National Pollinator Week in Wisconsin.  We will learn about our outdoor environment, the bees, the butterflies and the insects that help us - and maybe some that hurt us!  We will make seed bombs, build insect and butterfly hotels, and step into the outdoors to scavenger hunt!  ***Students are REQUIRED to attend if they register***

Hello Hydro!

Hydroponics & Plants

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Registration Closed

VIRTUAL SESSION
Fall date TBD
10:00-11:30am


FREE for GEAR UP Students
All event supplies will be provided and shipped to your home

Event Details: Join us for a hands on introduction to Urban Horticulture though small- scale hydroponic systems.  You will get a sneak peak at a local hydroponic farm and create a hydroponic micro-farm of your own to grow delicious veggies! ***Students are REQUIRED to attend if they register***

Creative Cooking- Without A Stove!

Food

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Registration Closed

VIRTUAL SESSION
Thursday, August 11, 2022
1:00-3:00pm


FREE for GEAR UP Students
All event supplies will be provided and shipped to your home

Event Details: Join us for this session, where we will share creative ideas for cooking with easily found ingredients!  We'll also calculate the costs involved and figure out how to get the most bang for our buck!  Come online ready to cook - AND EAT! ***Students are REQUIRED to attend if they register***


***In-Person Events Held in 4 Locations***

 

Float Your Boat!

IN-PERSON SESSIONS IN GREEN BAY, SHEBOYGAN, WAUSAU, AND ASHLAND
FREE for GEAR UP Students. All event supplies will be provided.
 

Boat

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022

Event Details: Get ready to Float Your Boat! Cut, rip and burn your way through projects and challenges that all happen on the water. We’ll have the opportunity to design, build and test various vessels to see if they sink or swim. Of course it's fun, but if you’re not careful, you might actually learn about buoyancy and propulsion along with soldering and circuits. Some of the activities we may dive into include:  A float your boat scrimmage, a cannonball scrimmage, a sailboat design challenge, and/or contructing a propeller boat! Join us and get your feet wet in the Float Your Boat Empower Hour!  All supplies provided and the event is FREE!  Students must have transportation to and from the event.  ***Students are REQUIRED to attend if they register***

IN-PERSON SESSION IN GREEN BAY
Monday, August 15, 2022
1:00-4:00pm
UW-Green Bay | Brown County STEM Innovation Center 
(2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI)
IN-PERSON SESSION IN SHEBOYGAN
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
1:00-4:00pm
UW-Green Bay |SHEBOYGAN CAMPUS 
(1 University Drive, Sheboygan, WI)
IN-PERSON SESSION IN WAUSAU
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
9:00am-12:00pm
Wausau | Marathon Park
(1201 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401)
* Meet by the "big kitchen area"
IN-PERSON SESSION IN ASHLAND
Thursday, August 18, 2022
10:00am-3:00pm (Lunch included)
Ashland | WEOP Office 
(801 W. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI)

Sessions are offered in collaboration with Extension Brown County/4-H Youth Development and the Einstein Project.
***No cancellations will be accepted in the 2 weeks prior to each event, as kits are assembled (and for virtual events, shipped to participants' homes) during that timeframe.

Questions? 
Please contact your UW-Green Bay GEAR UP Services team at gearup@uwgb.edu