Health, Exercise, Technology & Aquaponics Day Camps

Teaching & Engagement, 2017


 

 

Summary

“Teaching Health, Exercise, Technology, & Aquaponics (THETA) Day Camps to Grow Future Health Professionals” is a collaborative project developed by a team of seven faculty members at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). The goals of the THETA Day Camps project are to inspire and motivate middle school students to pursue careers in health science. Students will participate in a series of half-day science education camps during which they will learn about various careers that are associated with health science topics through physical activity, nutrition and food growing programs. UNK undergraduate students with career goals in health science will lead hte camps, and it is hoped that by leading these camps the UNK students will be better prepared for graduate education in the health sciences.

Contributors

Gregory Brown, Professor, Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Matthew Bice, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Megan Adkins-Bollwit, Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Angela Hollman, Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Sonja Bickford, Lecturer, Industrial Technology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nate Bickford, Associate Professor, Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Dustin Ranglack, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Partners

Andrew Ambriz, Director, McCook Economic Development Corporation, McCook, Neb.
Ronda Graff, Youth Activities Director, Ed Thomas YMCA, McCook, Neb.
Denise Garey, Health Educator, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, McCook, Neb.
Sarah Wolford, Community Outreach & Wellness Coordinator, McCook Community Hospital, McCook, Neb.

Contact: Gregory Brown, brownga@unk.edu