Water Heroes

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When is it?

23 June 2014 to 27 June 2014

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 6-8.

What's covered?

We need Global Water Heroes to protect our water so it is safe to drink and swim in – both for us and aquatic life.  Join Penn State science and engineering faculty and graduate students as we explore old and new ways to protect one of the most vital compounds on earth.  You will be on the road, testing and monitoring water in the drinking water fountains, streams, lakes, and swimming pools.  Back in the chemical laboratories, you will be able to use your own creativity and the scientific method to develop and operate water treatment techniques to make the water safe.  After this five day camp you will answer these questions and more:   Is the water in your tap safe to drink?  Will you get sick if someone pees in the swimming pool?  Why did they shut down Whipple Dam after a major rain storm?  How can we use ecosystems of plants, macroinvertebrates, and bacteria to clean water?  Can we produce energy by cleaning water?  How do people in other countries clean their water? Join us and find the water hero in you!

Lunch and Snacks

  • Snacks and drinks will be provided each day during activity breaks.
  • Campers will walk to Pollock Dining Commons each day for lunch.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight March 31, 2014

  • $350 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am April 1, 2014

  • $380 (day camp only)

Day Camp

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please arrive between 7:50 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm.

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this program.

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