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2021 Summer Offerings

 

Summer on the Farm

FREE registration made possible with collaboration with La Crosse School District and donations from the following:

Gundersen Health System

Agropur Ingredients

The Jenkins Family

True Blue Farm

Donations are always welcome to help us continue to provide high quality farm experiences.

Thank you!

 

Registration is open Monday, March 22nd at 6:30am and is ran through the La Crosse School District.  Learn more about eligibility on the district website.

More details are on page 19 of the La Crosse Summer School guide.

At this time registration for  Summer on the Farm camps is closed.

 

 

 

 

Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
8:30 am - 12 pm
June 28 - July 1
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
June 28 - July 1
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
8:30 am - 12 pm
July 12 - 15
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
July 12 - 15
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
8:30 am - 12 pm
July 19 - 22
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
July 19 - 22
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
8:30 am - 12 pm
July 26 - 29
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Summer On The Farm
grades 2-7
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
July 26 - 29
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Due to the popularity of these camps there is a limit of 2 sessions per child. If you sign up then cannot attend we expect a cancelation. This allows another child to attend camp. Grades: students in listed grades during the 2021-22 school year.

Summer On The Farm Camp Descriptions

Summer On The Farm: 

Are you ready to dig, run, build, draw, garden, eat and discover? GROW La Crosse and Deep Roots Community Farm proudly present Summer on the Farm, where students will plant, tend, and harvest fruits and vegetables and explore where our food comes from. Students will also learn how to identify species and understand the relationship between each part of the farm and the larger ecosystem. We will spend time each day being active outside including: hiking up the bluffs, building forts, splashing in the creek and caring for the animals at the farm. In each session, students will investigate the art and science of farming, photosynthesis, ecology, local clay, color, and pollination.

Students should plan to bring a water bottle, snack, and shoes for the creek. Sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and rain gear for rainy days are recommended as this class will meet rain or shine. Summer on the Farm will be held at Deep Roots Community Farm.

 

Location for all farm camps: Deep Roots Community Farm W4406 Cty. Rd. YY, La Crosse

 

Empowered Girls 2021

Cost: Free!  

Ages: Grades 3-12 for the 2021-2022 school year

Session: August 2 - 4 (Monday-Wednesday)

Time: 9-1pm

Open to: 18 registrants

Registration will open at noon on Thursday, June 10th.

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Thank you to the Women's Fund for funding this program.

This funding makes this program possible free of charge to participants.

Recent research has shown that women are underrepresented as professors in science positions and that they earn less than male scientists (Shen 2013).  Furthermore, as early as age 6, girls are less likely than boys to describe their own gender as “really, really smart” and are less likely to decide to participate in a game described as being for super-smart kids (Bian et al. 2017).  The reasons behind these gender discrepancies are without a doubt complicated and multifaceted.

Our Empowered Girls camp strives to empower youth who identify as a girl or under the non-binary umbrella in a supportive environment to help them realize they are brilliant, creative, and fully capable of being the next generation of PhD students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. The scientific method, experimental design, and data analysis will be explored.  Each day at camp, the students will be exposed to science, in particular biology, and how fun it can be.

Curriculum topics will include the scientific method, data collection, sampling methods, and observation of the natural world. Each girl will be coached to propose and test their own hypothesis while on the farm. In addition, each youth will be asked to choose a particular component of our area’s natural history (such as aquatic organisms, native plants, insects, etc.) and learn to identify these organisms on the farm and a bit about their life cycles. Many scientists believe that if you know and love the world around you, curiosity and questions blossom. 

Empower Girls will be co-taught by Ana Skemp and Lila Planavsky. Ana Skemp (M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) researched how the environment affects behavior in spiders, bees, and praying mantids for her graduate work and has taught farm camps for the last five years. Lila has worked in the school district and with farm camp for years.  

Children will be asked to bring their own healthy snacks and lunch.

This camp is open to anyone who identifies as a girl or under the non-binary umbrella.