Big Red Camp Sessions
Discover Culinary Arts
Learn new culinary arts skills and understand the science of food. Impress friends and family with your new culinary skills and knowledge. Explore local foods, food product development, knife and food preparation skills. Taught by the University of Nebraska— Lincoln, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, the Department of Food Science and Technology and Nebraska Extension.
“All about Chickens”, camp will include an introduction to chicken genetics, reproduction, incubation, nutrition and overall poultry husbandry. An emphasis will be placed on the science of how to raise chickens for production of healthy eggs, meat and for exhibition. An introduction to Poultry Science careers will also be done as well as a class research project on chicken behavior and welfare. Camp participants will have daily caretaking and research experiences with our University research flock. Taught by University of Nebraska – Lincoln Animal Science Department and Nebraska Extension.
Put your summer on the big screen! This movie‐making adventure will allow you to actually make a film and spend time in the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. You’ll have access to award‐winning faculty and see how motion pictures really work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own video cameras, if available. Taught by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
Got what it takes to launch your own idea? The answer is yes, you do! Whether you are thinking of launching the next Facebook or running a family business, the goal is to create a real startup company – to solve a real-world problem in a different way. You will start a company in teams of like-minded people, using the most up-to-date methodology that your favorite startups such as Snapchat and Instagram, and global companies like Amazon and Microsoft use. You will go through interactive classroom sessions and activities, powered by a team of mentors and many resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and many other prototyping equipment on Nebraska Innovation Studio. Taught by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences and Nebraska Extension.
*Prerequisite: Produce a 1 minute video of your introduction and a business idea. We love creativity and out-of-the-box ideas!
During this one-week residential summer camp, students will learn to leverage the power of engineering and science to solve global challenges in energy, water, healthcare, or urban infrastructure, as outlined in the report entitled Grand Challenges for Engineering by the US National Academy of Engineering. This program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving while exploring the various fields of engineering such as mechanical, civil, electrical, biological systems, and more. The session will also involve field visits to various on-campus labs and facilities such as the Tractor Test Lab, the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab, as well as off campus excursions to local industry to enrich students’ understanding of the practical relationships between classroom work and the real world. Communication and teamwork will be integral parts of the students’ camp experience.
The camp will be led by faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering.
**There will be some pre-work required to be completed before the start of camp**
Discover Outdoor Nebraska
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in learning about conserving our natural resources? In Outdoor Nebraska you will experience, firsthand, how the systems in the natural world work together and how changes to these systems have far reaching consequences. Campers get to spend quality time outdoors and should come prepared for the elements. Taught by the School of Natural Resources.
Discover Veterinary Science
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Explore various aspects of veterinary medicine and discover what veterinarians need to know to help sick animals. Learn about anatomy, bacteriology, parasitology, and surgery. Giving an animal a physical exam, while engaging with scientists and veterinarians who study how animal diseases are prevented, diagnosed and treated. You will also learn about an exciting career as a veterinarian. Taught by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Discover Weather & Climate Science
Come and find out how scientists observe and forecast the weather as well as monitor the changing climate. During the week, participants will use instruments to make their own weather observations; learn how to forecast the weather; visit with National Weather Service forecasters; learn about the local weather and climate of Nebraska; from tornadoes to blizzards; meet Emergency Management experts; meet the coordinator of the Storm Spotter Network; learn about storm preparedness; and, using our UNL TV weather studio, each camper will create a video of their weathercaster experience in front of the green screen. We will also conduct experiments throughout the week inside the classroom as well as outside to demonstrate basic weather and climate processes. Participants will also meet actual scientists and learn more about weather and climate related careers. Taught by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, School of Natural Resources.
Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature
Youth will learn what it’s like to serve as a state senator. The Unicameral Youth Legislature is a four-day legislative simulation for current high school students who take on the role of a lawmaker. Student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral. The conference is organized by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development. The Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature, through the Unicameral Information Office, serves as a technical consultant for the Unicameral Youth Legislature.
This camp is supported by a grant with Nebraska Extension.