Youth Summer Camp: Camp Great Salt Lake Accepting Applications

May 24, 2013

Westminster's Great Salt Lake Institute Invites Students to be a Scientist for a Week Westminster's Camp GSL is open to students (15-18 years old) and teachers SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster's Great Salt Lake Institute invites campers to spend a week as a scientist studying the extreme environment of Great Salt Lake (GSL). Camp GSL takes place July 15-20, and provides campers with hands-on experiences that will help answer questions like: How can brine shrimp eggs survive in outer space? Why do pelicans visit the salty waters of GSL if fish don't live there? What's so great about the microbes that live in the lake? campgsl3 "If you are a high school student who likes to have fun and learn, you should come to Camp Great Salt Lake. It is an opportunity for you to live like a college student for a week, spend time gaining experience in a lab and field setting, network with really cool researchers and meet new people from all over," said Jaimi Butler, camp coordinator. "What if you don't want to be a scientist? Don't worry! This year we are going to focus on Spiral Jetty and would love some young artists along to give us new perspectives on Great Salt Lake!" This year's activities include trips to Tracy Aviary, Antelope Island State Park and the iconic Spiral Jetty to name just a few. We will also be working with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Dia Art Foundation in our study of Spiral Jetty. The week will culminate on July 20 at Westminster College where students will teach their parents what they have learned during the week. Come check out what GSL has to offer you and learn a bit more about our local wonder! campgsl2In addition to students, the Great Salt Lake Institute is inviting high school teachers to participate as paid consultants. The camp price of $300 includes food, lodging and off-site activities. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Incoming high school juniors and seniors will receive two college credits. Campers can register at http://www.westminstercollege.edu/great_salt_lake_institute/index.cfm?parent=8713&detail=13283&content=14483. Teachers interested in participating should call Jaimi Butler at (801) 832-2308. For more information, contact Jaimi Butler at jbutler@westminstercollege.edu. This year's Camp Great Salt Lake is funded in part by Rio Tinto. WHO: High School Students (15-18 years old) and High School Teachers WHAT: campgsl4 Camp Great Salt Lake WHERE: Westminster College 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, Utah Price: $300 WHEN: July 15-20, 2013

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