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Nicolet College - 9th and 10th graders invited to Environmental Science Academy at Nicolet College


9th and 10th graders invited to
Environmental Science Academy at Nicolet College


Sept. 8, 2011

All area high school freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend an Environmental Science Academy at Nicolet College this fall that's designed to help students explore careers and hone the skills necessary to be successful in college.

"Everything is designed around hands-on activities that are fun for students," said Susan Kordula, academy coordinator and director of Admissions and PK-16 Pathways at Nicolet College. "They'll learn a wide variety of skills that will help them succeed in high school and also be better prepared academically when they start college."

During the academy students will produce a video about the threat of aquatic invasive species to Northwoods lakes. Working in small teams, students will learn about and collect invasive species, sample water quality, watch scientists shock a stream to analyze fish populations, and shoot video of the above activities. Students will then produce a digital video on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Northwoods.

In the process students will learn about science careers and develop their skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Environmental Science Academy will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on five consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22, on Nicolet's Rhinelander campus. Transportation will be provided to and from the Nicolet campus from area communities. Lunch will be provided.

Tuition is $487, however, a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will cover all tuition costs for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 19.

For more information, or to register, students should contact their high school guidance counselors or Nicolet's Susan Kordula at 715-365-4464, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4464, or by email at