WiSE Girls Spring Camp 2019

 

WiSE is hosting its fifth annual spring break camp for students in grades 6 and 7. During the week-long camp, participants will have the opportunity to learn about current research and science at UF, participate in hands-on experiments lead by experts, and meet and work with women with a passion for exploring and understanding the world around us!

This camp will include five days filled with fun activities: collecting fossils and invertebrates, building an electromagnet, making liquid nitrogen ice cream, learning how to code, and meeting UF scientists. The experience will demystify the prospects of a scientific career and expose students to a range of scientific disciplines that they might not have considered or be aware of.

Please feel free to spread the word!  Here is the 2019 Flyer and Facebook event.

Eligibility: 6th and 7th grade students

Dates: Monday, April 1st, 2019 – Friday, April 5th, 2018.  From 9:00am – 4:00pm (before and care provided from 8-9am and 4-5pm)

Application Requirements:

The application process consists of:

  • Completed application form, including a personal essay.
  • Teacher Endorsement letter from the student’s science or math teacher, or community leader.
  • Please submit all documents online. 
    • The student application may be submitted using this link
    • The teacher endorsement letter may be submitted using this link

Application Deadline: Applicants are considered on a rolling basis.  Apply early to be sure to reserve a spot.

Registration Costs and scholarships:

  • The cost is $50/student. Parents can pay with cash/check addressed to the Florida Museum of Natural History on the first day of the camp.
  • The registration fee covers lunch, snacks, and transportation during the camp.
  • Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate financial need. To apply for a scholarship, provide justification for your request in the application form.

Camp rules and regulations:

Please read carefully through the WISE Camp Rules and Regulations document to maximize the fun and to ensure compliance with all policies at all times.

Questions or concerns: Please contact the camp coordinators at wise.girlz.camp.UF@gmail.com.

Volunteering:

If you are interested in helping make this an even greater event please email the camp coordinators at wise.girlz.camp.UF@gmail.com


WiSE thanks the support of these organizations for helping make the camp a success!

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