High School Programs

Want to know whether a career in water sciences is right for you? Dive into field research during high school!

Participating in one of our hands-on summer camps and workshops offers you the opportunity to learn about Wisconsin’s water ecosystems and how to study them. You’ll get insight into potential career paths. And you’ll discover what it’s like to be a college student at a University of Wisconsin school.

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin supports a number of summer camps and workshops for high school juniors and seniors.

Opportunities for summer 2023:

Freshwater Science Summer Field Experiences in Western Wisconsin

June 12-17, 2023
Locations: Lakes and rivers near Eau Claire with optional overnight in Door County
Open to high school juniors.
Option to earn two college credits.

Learn how Wisconsin’s water system works and how you can turn your love of the outdoors, water and science into an exciting career! The Freshwater Science Summer Field Experience is a one-week camp for high school juniors who are interested in science and love the outdoors. Participants will explore Wisconsin lakes and rivers with faculty from UW-Eau Claire, UW Oshkosh, UW-River Falls and UW-Stout. The week will include regional field trips and laboratory analyses to learn about surface water hydrogeology, biodiversity, groundwater issues, freshwater and public health, algal blooms, invasive species, sustainable agriculture, the Great Lakes and careers in freshwater science.

All expenses (transportation, lodging, food and stipend) are covered by the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. Application deadline is May 15.

More Details and Application

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