Summer Experience

Summer 2015

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Summer Experience 2015

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Creative Writing

Dates: M-Th June 29 – July 2, 2015 Instructor: Karen Fleming

This unit will be an opportunity for both middle school and high school students to unleash their creativity through the written word. In this experience, students will learn to write poetry, short movies, one-act plays, and other forms of creative literature. This is an opportunity for students to explore figurative language and the power of writing!

Minnesota State Academic Standards

· Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze

· Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses. Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation. Spell correctly.
Geology of Northern Minnesota

Dates: M-F June 22 – June 26, 2015 Instructor: Matt Alleva

Students will experience first-hand the geology of Northern Minnesota. Students will become rockhounds as they learn to identify different rocks and geologic phenomena. Students will visit local rock outcroppings, landforms, and geologic features as they learn more about the following Minnesota Academic Standards:

· Rocks and rock formations indicate evidence of the materials and conditions that produced them.

· Landforms are the result of the combination of constructive and destructive processes.

· The movement of tectonic plates results from interactions among the lithosphere, mantle, and core.

Star Lake Wilderness Camp

Dates: T-F, July 21-24, 2015 Instructor: Suzanne Dustrude Starr
Students earn Environmental Science and Social Studies credit while living in a pristine wilderness setting about 20 miles north of Brainerd. Students may explore a bog, bluffs, hardwood and pine forests, a creek and a secret fishing lake. They will sleep in tents and cook meals over a campfire. Transportation to and from camp may be provided.
Minnesota Academic Standards

· The interrelationship and interdependence of organisms generate dynamic biological communities in ecosystems.

· Human activity has consequences on living organisms and ecosystems.