Current Classes

Registration new open for Spring 2015 Classes

 

Please note: All youth participants must complete the parent/guardian consent form to participate in our programs.

 

Young Engineers (Ages 9-11)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe
Use robotics as a hands-on medium for learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content and concepts. LEGO® EV3 kits will develop skills required for the 21st century such as creativity, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. While using LEGO® EV3 system, students will connect, construct, contemplate, and create mechanisms using their newly acquired skills. Please bring a snack.
 

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Future Engineers (Ages 11-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe
Take robotics to the next level with the new EV3 kit! This is the third generation of the LEGO® Mindstorms education platform, and the “EV” stands for evolution. This state-of-the-art, programmable, intelligent brick serves as the brain for newly released LEGO® EV3! With four input ports for taking in data and three output ports for following your programmed commands, students learn how to power their own robot. Their imagination is the only limitation to this class!
Please bring a snack.

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NEW! Advanced LEGO® Mindstorms (Ages 11-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
Want to be an engineer? This class will use all engineering concepts and programming. You will explore and use all of the LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 programming blocks, including the more advanced programming tools.  You will be provided with pre-built EV3 robots fully equipped with all sensors (touch, ultrasonic, color, and gyroscopic) and ready for action. After an overview of all of the programming blocks, you will be given a series of robot challenges of increasing difficulty. You will work in teams of two on each challenge.  Charge up your imagination and come join us for three incredibly fun classes! Please bring a snack.
Class meets every Wednesday, Apr 29 - May 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm, $89

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Summer with Continuing Education

Stay busy this summer with UW-Waukesha Continuing Education! Keep your eyes on our website for additional classes ~ You can also request to be notified of new classes by contacting us or calling 262-521-5460.

Advanced LEGO®Mindstorm (Ages 11-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
Want to be an engineer? This class will use all engineering concepts and programming. You will explore and use all of the Lego Mindstorm EV3 programming blocks, including the more advanced programming tools.  You will be provided with pre-built EV3 robots fully equipped with all sensors (touch, ultrasonic, color, and gyroscopic) and ready for action. After an overview of all of the programming blocks, you will be given a series of robot challenges of increasing difficulty. You will work in teams of two on each challenge.  Charge up your imagination and come join us for three incredibly fun classes! Please bring a snack.
Session 1: Class meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 8 - 10, 8:30am-10:30am, $89
Session 2: Class meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 15 - 17, 8:30am-10:30am, $89

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Pinwheel Galaxy - Photo courtesy of roscoeskies.com

Our Amazing Universe (Ages 10-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
These two classes will take you on an amazing journey through our universe. You will start at planet Earth and end up at the farthermost galaxies in the universe. You will learn how our sun and all of the planets in our solar system were formed.  Discover how stars die and provide all of the building blocks of life itself.  We will explore our own Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, some of which are nearly 100 times larger and billions of light years away.  There are no prerequisites for the class, and all are welcome to take this fantastic journey.
Classes will meet every Saturday, July 11 - 18, 9:00am -11:00am, $79

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The Dirt on Dirt! (Ages 11-14) Friends of the Field Station Class  Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Suzanne Joneson, PhD
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty! This class will take you to the UW-Waukesha Field Station, where we will become field scientists for the day!  We will learn how everything that matters to us can be linked to soil. We will collect soil samples to examine under our dissecting microscopes and find out what is alive and bustling in our soil.  Come find out who lives in and contributes to our soil, and how soil actually grows the clothes that you wear and the food that you eat! In this afternoon session, we will hunt for soil inhabitants beneath our feet, prepare a small take-home compost bin, and test soil for nutritive components. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty! This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc.
Class meets Saturday, June 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm, $69

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Life in Mud Puddles, Ponds, & Streams (Ages 11-14) Friends of the Field Station Class Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Marlin Johnson, Professor Emeritus
It’s time to get your feet wet! Head with us out to UW-Waukesha Field Station to wade in a mud puddle, a pond, and a stream where we will collect live algae, crawfish, tadpoles, water scorpions, minnows, and many other critters! We will look at specimens through microscopes and hand lenses to identify and learn about adaptions animals have for living underwater. You will also make your own one-gallon aquarium to take home. Wear shorts and old shoes or crocs to wade in shallow water. Recommended: Pond Life (A Golden Guide from St. Martin’s Press), by George Reid, ISBN: 978-1582381305, approx. $10). This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc. Register now – space is limited to 15 students.
Class meets Saturday, June 27, 9:00am-noon, $69

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Bird Watching or Ornithology? You Decide! (Ages 11-14) Friends of the Field Station Class  Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Glen Grieger
Grab your binoculars and get ready for a colorful morning on the trails of the UW-Waukesha Field Station! We’ll discover why knowledge of ornithology (a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds) is important to help care for and protect birds. We’ll identify birds by their song, behavior, and markings and discuss what they eat, where they live, and why they are important to our ecological system. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis or hiking shoes. This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc.  
Class will meet Saturday, June 20, 9:00am-noon, $69

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Insect Adventure! (Ages 9-12)   Friends of the Field Station Class  Friend of the Field Station

*A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Field Station Foundation Fund.
Instructor, Teresa Schueller
Have you ever wondered how many insects there are and what they do all day? Come and delve into the life of an entomologist and learn about science and insects including fun insect facts through interactive activities and art projects. We will interact with live bugs! Join the adventure as we explore UW-Waukesha Field Station in our search for insects. Make your very own insect collection to take home! This class is on-site at the beautiful and idyllic UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd, Oconomowoc.
Classes meet every Saturday, Aug 1 - 8, 1:00pm-3:30pm, $89

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