Chicago Trip- what a week!

Tonight is our last night in Chicago before we head back to New Orleans!

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Lake Ponchartrain with Dr. Phil !

Today was specimen collection day at the lake with Dr. Phil. Tomorrow students will take a look at the critters and water beasties they collected, identify them and learn about the ecosystem around the end of Bayou St. John and Lake Ponchartrain.

New Orleans Museum of Art

We had a great time visiting NOMA with some of our seniors last week. We loved the special exhibits, especially A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

After touring the museum we walked around the sculpture garden and ate lunch in City Park. It turned out to be a gorgeous day!

Did you know that NOMA admission is FREE for Louisiana residents on Wednesdays and free EVERY DAY for teenagers?! Go check it out and let us know what you think!

Shell Energy Camp 2018- APPLY NOW

Shell Energy Camp     June 4 – June 8,       Orientation Thursday, May 31, 2018

WHERE:   Main Location: University of New Orleans Education Building

WHO:      Rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students interested in sciences/environment/engineering

Application:   UNO/Shell Energy Camp 2018

  • Learn how energy shapes our world
  • Talk to professionals about pathways for careers in the field of energy.
  • Perform hands-on experiments, explore the process of energy development; from how oil and natural gas are formed to the ways various types of energy are used.
  • Analyze problems, troubleshoot, and develop conclusions with knowledgeable instructors.
  • Travel on field explorations to a variety of locations, meet with experts and perform hands-on activities such as:
    • Construct windmills – design solar houses at UNO
    • Enjoy a working lunch with Shell professionals, view virtual equipment and visit a working bridge at One Shell Square
    • Walk through a sustainably designed home – see energy and resource consumption in real-time at the Global Green House
    • Tour a working training facility complete with control room simulations, drilling and production equipment, and a helicopter submersion demonstration at Shell Robert Training & Conference Center
    • Troubleshoot equipment problems and learn about technical careers at South Central Louisiana Technical College.
    • Canoe through the marsh, identify plankton and discuss their role in energy formation at UNO’s Coastal Education Research Facility
    • Experience an active refinery and explore technical careers at Shell Norco Refinery

 

Transportation and Food:

Snacks, lunch and transportation to field trips from UNO are provided daily.  Students will meet and return to the Education Building on the campus of the University of New Orleans.

 

Contact:

For more information contact Natalie at 504-812-5452 or shellenergycamp@gmail.com .

 

BIO BLITZ @ City Park Oct. 21

bio blitz

What: a volunteer opportunity to help scientists collect data on every living thing in City Park

When/Where: October 21, 2017 City Park – buses provided for Upward Bound students

We will join Dr. Phil Bucolo and the amazing faculty from Loyola University as they lead us in a Bio Blitz :  a biological inventory or biological census, that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Parent Signed Waiver Required- download here and return to Ms. Laurie or Ms. Stephanie- Bio Blitz Waiver