UD for KIDS – Summer 2015

Jun 24, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

The summer 2015 UD for KIDS program is in full swing – bringing young students from first through seventh grade to the University Campus.   Grades 1-2 were on campus last week for the program’s first week – June 15-19; grades 3-4 are on campus this week of June 22–26; and grades 5-7 will attend classes July 6-10.  Classes are held daily from 12:30-4:00 p.m. at various campus locations.  

UD for KIDS offers summer academic enrichment through innovative hands-on learning experiences.  The program, now celebrating its 24th summer, was developed to meet the needs of academically talented and gifted students in the tri-state area.  Students select two classes from a variety of choices.  The small classes are taught by instructors who inspire student discovery and encourage teamwork - collaborative learning - in areas such as creative arts, math/computers, science, humanities/social studies, writing, and music.

"We are so excited to be welcoming familiar and new faces to the beautiful University of Dubuque campus!” commented UD for KIDS coordinator, Cheryl Werner.  “Our all-time favorite classes, such as UD Kids Iron Chef, Wacky and Wild Investigations, Messin’ with Mixtures, 3-2-1 Lift-off, Cool Chemistry, Mini Musical, CSI UD Kids, Junior Engineering, Lobes of Fun, Programming Robots, What’s the Verdict, American Dolls, Scratch, Floating Down the Muddy Mississippi, and Project Runway-Make It Work at UD Kids, join a few new classes including: The Incredible Egg, Science Olympiad, Vertebrate Animal Exploration, Oooh! That Sounds Pinteresting, UD Design Squad, Environmental Explorations, Digital Photography, Treehouse Design, Acting: On Stage and Off, and Fantasy Creatures.  Our flagship courses, Beginning Aviation, Advanced Aviation, and Master of Aviation, taught at the Dubuque Regional Airport, always fill quickly.  We are so excited to offer these engaging and enriching experiences for area students.  We are also thrilled about our continued partnership with The Dubuque River Museum and Aquarium.  UD for Kids continues to serve gifted and talented students in the tri-state area!  We are honored to work with so many families at the University of Dubuque.”