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Into the Wild

(Grades 7-9, rising)
Being able to examine, analyze, and interpret our natural environment is an important skill to foster in growing scientists, especially with human impacts rapidly changing the Earth. This camp introduces key concepts and questions related to biodiversity science, including biodiversity change, management, invasive species, and ecosystem services. Through hands-on field experiments in the woodlots, fields, and ponds of the University of Tennessee, you’ll learn how to think like an ecologist and gather and interpret your own data using popular techniques, such as camera traps and bug netting.
Instructors: Miranda Chen and Jessica Beck.
Course # 18SUKU836 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/18/2018-6/22/2018, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 603

Decoding the Plant Puzzle
(Grades 8-10, rising)
Dive into the powerful and dynamic world of plants in this camp! You’ll become a novice biologist and learn about plant physiology and anatomy, their complex interactions with other organisms and environments, and how they fit into our human lives, on both local and global scales. Note: On Friday, we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center. Instructors: Kendall Beals and John Reese.
Course # 18SUKU844 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/25/2018-6/29/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room TBD

Fungus Among Us NEW
(Grades 7-9, rising)
Join us for this new camp and learn about the mystery and magic of mushrooms, molds, and other fungi. Through hands-on activities, in both the lab and the woods, you’ll discover how fungi play important roles in food, medicine, and farming. We’ll grow different fungi in the lab to learn about their life cycles and use microscopes to view them. We’ll also collect wild mushrooms and learn about the unique ways fungi help forests stay healthy. Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center. Instructors: Rachel Swenie and Claire Winfrey.
Course # 18SUKU768 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 6/25/2018-6/29/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 602


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