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The Wild World of Bugs
(Grades 4-6, rising)
Butterflies, bees, dung beetles, and more—come explore the wild world of bugs! Did you know that insects play a crucial and often overlooked role in the environment? Join us as we trap, identify, and explore the wide array of insects and other invertebrates in different habitats in Knoxville. You’ll learn all about the secret world of insects, from their morphology to the role they play in ecosystems. By the end of this camp, you’ll be able to tell your friends what the creepy crawly in their yard is, and you’ll have a greater appreciation for the amazing creatures you share the world with. Note: On Thursday, we’ll meet at an off-site location. Instructors: Devon Eldridge and Nick Oldham
Course # 21SUKU841
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/14/2021-6/18/2021
9:00 AM to Noon
Location: TBD

Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology
(Grades 9-12, rising) – Online
This camp explores how scientists and investigators determine non-human from human remains, what bones can tell us archaeologically, and how this information is used to solve crimes. You’ll learn how to determine the age, sex, and stature of remains and discover job opportunities in the various fields of anthropology.
Note: This camp will be held via Zoom.
Course # 21SUKU846-1
Fee: $99

Mon.-Fri., 6/7/2021-6/11/2021
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructor: Caroline Znachko

Course # 21SUKU846
Fee: $99

Mon.-Fri., 6/28/2021-7/2/2021
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructor: William Cawley

Molecules & Biomolecules in 3D
(Grades 4-6, rising)
Did you know that molecules take up space in three dimensions and can be mirror images of one another (for example, your hands)? In this new hands-on camp, we’ll investigate how these three-dimensional orientations impact chemical bonding and interactions using modeling kits, tinker toys, origami, and other fun tools. You’ll participate in several learning activities and take a tour of the UT chemistry building. Instructor: Constance Bailey
Course # 21SUKU849
Fee: $149

Mon.-Fri., 6/14/2021-6/18/2021
9:00 AM to Noon
Location: TBD

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry
(Grades 5-7, rising)
Become an investigator by exploring scientific and chemical principles and techniques used to detect criminal acts. In this camp you’ll examine synthetic blood, trace evidence, organize and record data, think critically, conduct simple tests, and combine your data to solve a crime. Note: You’ll need to wear long pants, sleeved shirts, socks, and shoes. Guest speaker: Dr. Bill Bass. Instructor: Al Hazari
Course # 21SUKU827
Fee: $139

Mon.-Fri., 6/7/2021-6/11/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

Save the Planet
(Grades 9-12, rising)
The earth is under attack from humans, and it needs your help! Many human activities—such as building cities and manufacturing products—are threatening ecosystems across the globe, as well as the plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal species that live in them. Thankfully, there are people working to protect the planet, and you can be one of them. In this camp you’ll learn all about conservation as we investigate climate change, human disturbance, biodiversity, mass extinction, and invasive species. So join us and learn how you can protect the earth. Note: On Wednesday, we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center, and on Friday, we’ll meet at Zoo Knoxville for a tour. Zoo admission is included in the camp fee.
Instructors: Mali Hubert and Maggie Mamantov
Course # 21SUKU789
Fee: $159

Mon.-Fri., 7/12/2021-7/16/2021
9:00 AM to Noon
Location: TBD

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