If you plan on being around for summer and want to do some fun SCIENCE with kids, the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) is looking for instructors for our summer camps. They still need to recruit 4 lead instructors (paid) and a whole bunch of volunteers. Please email if you’re interested. Hours are flexible for volunteers. Also, SPICE gives letters of recommendation! Camps run July 8th-18th with lots of prep work before hand and buttoning up afterwards. Plus, being a SPICE instructor is super fun!
The goal of the SPICE program is to encourage more girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue science and education careers. SPICE does this through fun, hands on science camps designed to build strong science identities and self-efficacy. SPICE camp is a chance for girls to try on the role of scientist in a no-stakes environment with fun relatable role models.
Lead Instructor - Discovery Camp (160 hours @ $10/hour) - 2 instructors needed. This is our oldest camp and the most flexible. We have a whole bunch of tried and true activities from ballistics, to soft landers, biology days and much, much more. Our veteran lead instructor is retiring, but she is available to meet with the new instructors and impart her wisdom. Camp description below.
Lead Instructor - Engineering and Computer Science Camp (160 hours @ $10/hour) - 2 instructors needed. Much of the heaving lifting in terms of curriculum development has been worked out by our physics grad volunteers. We need a couple of super organized instructors who aren’t afraid of a little (easy) programming to keep the camp on track and manage the construction of some pretty awesome pinball machines. Camp description below.
Volunteer Instructors - Assist the camp leaders, lead an activity, play games, hang out with cool science crazy kiddos. We have lots of flexible options. If you have a cool activity that fits one of our camp theme’s and would like to try it out with our campers this is your chance!
More than Meets the Eye: Science Discovery Camp
Rising 6th Graders
Learn about physics, chemistry and biology while exploring the UO campus. Explore ballistics on our live “Angry Avian’s” projectile range, make bubbles with super cold fluids, and make your own hot air balloons. Then take everything that you’ve learned and apply it to the amazing science race at the end of camp.
Science Mystery: Forensic Investigation
Rising 7th Graders
Make your own footprint casts and bit impressions. Learn how to interrogate witnesses. Dig up mysterious fossils. Then work with your team to uncover the mystery at the end of camp. Deduce who the culprit is and arrest your suspect at the final presentation!
Engineering Made Fun: Physics and Computer Science
Rising 8th Graders
Learn how to program using Arduino Uno boards. Build devices with your own hands and put them all together to make a working pinball machine. Campers will have the opportunity to present their creations at the Lane County Fair in August!