Discover Agriculture & Natural Resources
Food, water, energy, landscape systems, animals and people are some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. Students will learn about these aspects in relation to the fields of agriculture and natural resources, and how they can make an impact in these essential systems. During this camp, students will have many chances to be outside, in the field, and getting to experience first-hand the research facilities and learning opportunities that our campus offers. Agribusiness, animal science, agronomy, and fisheries and wildlife are just a few of the topics that will be explored in this camp taught by the University of Nebraska’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).
Discover Digital Media
Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to be on the radio? Do you dream of producing videos? Do you love social media? Students attending this camp will receive intensive, hands-on training with writing, photography, videography, and other media creation methods to introduce them to the skills needed for careers in Advertising & Public Relations, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Sports Media & Communication. Students will have access to production studios and a variety of media production equipment to produce a team multimedia project. With creative storytelling at the core, experience the ever-changing world of media and communications. Spend the week learning from the media experts at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Discover Talent in Startups
Have you ever encountered a problem and thought, “I can create something to solve this?” If yes, then you have entrepreneurial talent. During the “Talent in Startups” session, you will engage with a variety of hands-on activities working and collaborating with a team to solve an identified problem and create a business model. Campers will be mentored by local Lincoln entrepreneurs throughout the week, and they will work together to develop a business plan. The week will culminate with a “Shark Tank” style business pitch where students will present their final product or service for a panel of professional judges. Taught by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business and Clifton Strengths Institute.
A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators! In this animation camp, students will gain a deep understanding of how to control movement at the frame by frame level. We will walk through the principles of animation using a variety of animation techniques including optical toys, flipbooks, stop-motion techniques, as well as basic digital processes. We’ll also watch a variety of animated films both historical and contemporary and talk about how they were made. Taught in collaboration with the Calibraska Arts Initiative by LA Based animators and animation students from Los Angeles, CA. Classes will be held at the brand-new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. No animation or drawing experience necessary, but a spirit of exploration is required!
Come learn how you can become a world-class teacher! The Discover TEACHING camp is a hands-on program that will challenge a group of future teachers to start considering how best transform schools to meet the needs of individuals and families in the 21st Century. As our nation is becoming more diverse, technological, and creative teachers must be more inclusive of all cultures and ideas. In this camp, we will experience the roles that identity, culture, technology, creativity, and innovation have in education. We aim to recruit students from all backgrounds so we can learn more from and about each other and expand our understanding of the future of education. Scholarship applications can be found at bigredcamps.unl.edu. Taught by the current students in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Need-based Scholarships are 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, high school students will learn to leverage the power of engineering and science to solve global grand challenges, as outlined in the report entitled 14 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 Super Computing 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.
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. Learn how to give an animal a physical examination. Learn from scientists and veterinarians studying how animal diseases are diagnosed, treated and prevented. Learn about an exciting career as a veterinarian. Taught by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature
Do you want to 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 the 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.