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Fun Summer Events for Kids and Families at UWFox

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Summer Youth Programming Summer Youth Programs

Explore…discover…investigate….create…. Expand your child’s horizon this summer by exploring the variety of summer youth programs available through the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s Office of Continuing Education. There are enrichment and learning programs offered for a wide range of ages. All classes are being held on the UWFox campus in Menasha.

If your child is entering first or second grade in the fall 2006 check out Ready-Set-Discover! It runs from June 19-21, 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. “Ready-Set-Discover!” is an exploratory program designed to give children the opportunity to discover themselves through a variety of exciting projects, activities, and experiments in science, art and technology-all of which are designed to stimulate the creative and explorative side of any young mind.

Students entering third through sixth grades can participate in College For Kids,” July 9-13, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 pm. “College For Kids” has 40 different classes to choose from, including “Mad Scientist” to “Bubbleology” to “Broadway Musicals” to “Ooey Gooey Kitchen Chemistry” to “All Mixed Up Art!” to ‘”Rainforest Adventure” to “Math Mania” and more. Without a doubt, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Children in this same age group can also attend Grandparents' U at UWFox,” an inter-generational program that brings grandparents and grandchildren together to learn from each other in a dynamic atmosphere. “Grandparents' U at UWFox” takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on August 2 and 3. Participants will choose two classes to take during the two days. This summer’s classes are biotechnology, art, physics, music, theater, photography, chemistry, engineering, and robotics and technology.

Middle School University,” is open to young adults who will be in grades six through eight in the fall of 2006, and runs from July 23-27, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. “MSU” gives middle school students the opportunity to stimulate creativity and develop their interest and abilities in a broad range of in-depth exploratory classes. Classes are three hours in length. Class offerings for 2007 include “Explorations in 3 Dimensional Art”, “Dance With Style”, “Lights, Camera, Action”, “The Science Behind Solving Crimes”, and “Computerized Cartooning”.

MindStorms™ Mission...A Robotic Challenge,” is also open to students who will be in grades six through eight in the fall of 2007. This program uses gizmos and gadgets from the LEGO® MindStorms™ Robotics Inventions System, to create and program robots as well as carry out several challenges within a mission. Students then compete with three other teams in a tournament of imagination and engineering ingenuity. Sessions are scheduled 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, with session offered from mid June through late July.

All of the 2007 Summer Youth Programs emphasize hands-on learning and are open to students who have a keen interest in a wide variety of topics and enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment. Individuals may register on line at www.uwfox.uwc.edu/conted, by mail or in person. Early Bird Discounts are available for all programs For more information contact Cathy Paynter, at 920-832-2636 or at cathy.paynter@uwc.edu subject line Summer Youth Programs.

Summer Science Adventure ProgramsSummer Science Adventure Programs

The Weis Earth Science Museum and the Barlow Planetarium are offering a special Summer Science Adventure program for daycare groups, youth groups, and summer camps. Children from pre-school on up will spend two hours enjoying an exciting hands-on tour at the museum and a thrilling planetarium show, for just $5 per child. The program is scheduled at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. on weekdays in June, July and August. The program can be tailored to children’s ages.

Dates of the events:

  • Wisconsin Earth Adventure geology camp: June 25-29, July 16-20, July 23-27
  • Victorian Science Summer—Fossil & Mineral Identification Day, June 16.
  • Victorian Science Summer—Meet a 19th Century Miner, June 30.
  • Victorian Science Summer—Indian Artifact Identification Day, August 11.
  • Daycare & Youth Group museum tours: all sumer long.

For more information visit Weis Earth Science Museum Summer Camp or Barlow Planetarium Space Academy, or to make a reservation, call 920-832-2848.

Summer NEW World Cinema Schedules

All films will be shown at UWFox Lecture Theatre (Room #1229, $5). Film Descriptions.

  • "Kitchen Stories" Sunday, Monday June 10, 11, 2007 7-9pm
  • "My Brother Nikhil", Sunday, Monday June 24, 25, 2007 7-9pm
  • "Character", Sunday, Monday July 15, 16, 2007 7-9pm
  • "Rabbit Proof Fence", Sunday, Monday July 29, 30, 2007 7-9pm
  • "Central Station", Sunday, Monday August 12, 13, 2007 7-9pm
  • "Mountain Patrol", Sunday, Monday August 26, 27, 2007 7-9pm

Posted 5/9/2007