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Earth Camp

Earth Camp is an exciting residential camp experience for 9th-grade students sponsored by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Michigan. Students stay in college dorms at UM to experience college life while participating in exciting field trips and hand-on explorations of earth science. Students are be exposed to science in a completely different way and form deep and lasting friendships.

Activities include:

-NEW THIS YEAR - we are going to learn to fly drones and take photos and video from the air

-The ropes course at the University of Michigan Challenge Program

-Water quality studies in local rivers and ponds, followed by kayaking the Huron River

-Fields trips around the Ann Arbor area exploring our glacial features and sedimentary geology

-A day building solar cells

-An overnight visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


-Seismic studies

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