Climate Quest 2008 - a Summer Camp for Students age 15-18

Start Date/Time: Sunday, July 13, 2008, 11:30 AM
Ending Date/Time: Saturday, July 19, 2008, 3:00 PM
Location: University of Washington-Seattle, Burke Museum and OSB 425

UW Climate Quest is a 7-day intensive course that introduces high school students to the issue of climate change. Students will create videos to translate what they learn about the basic science of climate, the impact of climate change on the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. An independent curriculum with a connection to other summer courses across the country (Climate Quest), this program puts students directly in contact with college mentors already actively engaged in the climate crisis and lays the groundwork for a national online community where students can share their ideas.


Some highlights of the UW Climate Quest Program:

• One college credit is available for this camp through UW extension.
• Open to students 15 through 18 years of age.
• Lead instructor, Heather Price, PhD.
• UW faculty as guest lecturers (including Julian Sachs, Richard Strickland, Phil Mote); graduate student mentors.
• Video instruction and guidance by Hanson Hosein's Digital Media group at UW (http://depts.washington.edu/mcdm/).
• Active learning projects including storytelling workshops with Burke Museum educators and filmmaking staff, working with a physical model of Puget Sound and witnessing climate change firsthand in the field.
• Get inspired! Take a look at "Everything's Cool: the incredible story of a handful of global warming messengers speaking out in a time of disinformation" (http://everythingscool.org/index.php).
• Students create a video using what they’ve learned about storytelling, climate change, and vidoegraphy. These videos will be shown on the last day of camp.

Visit the UW Climate Quest MySpace page at:
http://www.myspace.com/uwclimatequest

Registration will close on May 30, SO SIGN UP NOW. Cost is $550.
Need based, partial scholarships are available.

Note: This is a NON-RESIDENTIAL program.

Link to Scholarship Information

For more information, contact the Burke Museum Education office at (206) 543-9681 or by email at burked@u.washington.edu.

To register on-line go to: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/education/summer.php