Big Red Camp Sessions
Come learn how you can develop into a world-class educator who can teach all students to participate and lead in the 21st Century! As our nation is becoming more diverse, teachers must be more aware and inclusive of all cultures. In this camp, we will interact with children and learn from educators in the field. We aim to recruit students from all backgrounds so we can learn more about each other and expand our understanding of diversity and education. Scholarships are available to participants in need and to participants who are the first in their family to attend college: applications can be found at bigredcamps.unl.edu. Taught by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
**Significant Scholarships available**
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.
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
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; explore how drones are used in research; 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. Spend the week with other students who enjoy weather and science just like you! Hosted and taught by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and UNL College of Arts and Sciences.
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.