2017 Summer Camps

CAMP INFORMATION

The TCU Andrews Institute hosts summer camps for grades 3-8 with limited availability. View descriptions for each workshop below. You can sign up for the camps using the menu on the left. Note: some of the camps provide an external link in order to sign up.

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Watch Your Watershed

Dates: June 26th – 30th, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Description: Students will engage in inquiry practices to understand local watershed systems and human and natural impact on these systems. We will develop tools for students to act as citizen scientists to monitor the local Trinity River watershed.
Audience: Children entering grades 3rd – 4th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Kelly Feille, PhD, Jenesta Nettles, PhD
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: CLICK HERE to sign up

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Exploring the Body Systems

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2017
Times: 8:30 am – 12 Noon
Description: Students will explore the relationships between the anatomical structures and the functions of their body systems; including skeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular and digestive; through the use of models and craft activities.
Audience: Children entering grades 3rd – 4th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Michele Wright, Teacher, Carter-Riverside High School
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: Use the form on the left to register

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Exploring the Body Systems

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2017
Times: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Description: Students will explore the relationships between the anatomical structures and the functions of their body systems; including skeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular and digestive; through the use of models and craft activities.
Audience: Children entering grades 5th – 6th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Michele Wright, Teacher, Carter-Riverside High School
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: Use the form on the left to register

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Watershed Rescue

Dates: July 10th – 14th, 2017
Times: 8:30am – 12 Noon
Description: Students will engage in inquiry practices to understand test results from local watershed systems, how humans and nature influence these results. Students will act as citizen scientists as they develop rescue plans for the local Trinity River watershed.
Audience: Children entering grades 5th – 7th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Kelly Feille, PhD, Jenesta Nettles, PhD
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: CLICK HERE to sign up

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Diving Deeper

Dates: July 17th – 21st, 2017
Times: 8:30am – 12 Noon
Description: In this week-long workshop, alumni participants will build upon their past experiences in Watch Your Watershed and Watershed Rescue. They will take a closer look at the chemistry, geology, and ecology of the local watershed through inquiry-based investigations of participant-generated questions and research design. Prerequisite: Students will need to have completed Watch Your Watershed and/or Watershed Rescue by July 15.
Audience: Pre-requisite: Students will need to have completed Watch Your Watershed and/or Watershed Rescue by July 15.
Instructor: Kelly Feille, PhD, Jenesta Nettles, PhD
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: CLICK HERE to sign up

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Polymer Science

Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Times: 8:30 am – 12 Noon
Description: Students will explore matter through experiments with polymers. From square bubbles to slime, from creating their own bouncy balls to making their own plastics, students will explore elasticity.
Audience: Children entering grades 3rd – 4th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Michele Wright, Teacher, Carter-Riverside High School
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: Use the form on the left to register

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Simple to Complex Machines- Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Dates: July 24th – 28th, 2017
Times: 9:00 am – 12 Noon
Description: During the week we will learn six simple machines. Then they will design and build a complex machine/ contraption to complete a task.
Audience: Children entering grades 4th – 5th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Angela Buffington, Ph.D.
Max. Enrollment: 14
Registration Link: Use the form on the left to register

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Simple to Complex Machines- Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Dates: July 24th – 28th, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description: During the week we will learn six simple machines. Then they will design and build a complex machine/ contraption to complete a task.
Audience: Children entering grades 4th – 5th in Fall 2017
Instructor: Angela Buffington, Ph.D.
Max. Enrollment: 14
Registration Link: Use the form on the left to register

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Watershed and Preparedness

Dates: July 24th – 28th, 2017
Times: 8:30am – 12 Noon
Description: In this week-long workshop, alumni participants will build upon their past experiences in Watch Your Watershed and Watershed Rescue. They will take a closer look at the chemistry, geology, and ecology of the local watershed through inquiry-based investigations of participant-generated questions and research design. Prerequisite: Students will need to have completed Watch Your Watershed and/or Watershed Rescue by July 15.
Audience: Pre-requisite: Students will need to have completed Diving Deeper by July 22.
Instructor: Kelly Feille, PhD, Jenesta Nettles, PhD
Max. Enrollment: 20
Registration Link: CLICK HERE to sign up