MU camp for high school students links art and science

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Linda Geist
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185

Published: Friday, May 13, 2016

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Lee Ann Woolery, 573-882-7547

COLUMBIA, Mo. – High school students will explore art as a way to understand the complexity of science at the “Arts as a Portal to Science” camp during Summers@Mizzou, July 24-28.

“Students will learn how to use the visual language, digital storytelling and the performing arts to communicate the science story,” says University of Missouri Extension community arts specialist Lee Ann Woolery. “They will learn theater techniques that enhance their presentation skills when communicating scientific research.”

MU faculty will lead the event. Katina Bitsicas will focus on digital storytelling. Suzanne Burgoyne will lead sessions on theatre techniques and Woolery will bring the visual language to life in sessions during the week-long event held on the Columbia campus.

Bond Life Sciences Center researchers Heidi Appel, Jack Schultz, David Mendoza and Mannie Liscum will engage students to learn how immobile plants cope with a changing world.

Participants will stay in residence halls on campus during the camp.

Enrollment is limited. The $550 fee includes lodging and meals. Deadline for residential enrollment is June 1. Registration for commuter enrollment is $305 and deadline is June 30. Scholarships are available through MU Extension 4-H. For more information, go to

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MU’s Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, the MU Extension Community Arts Program and the 4-H Center for Youth Development sponsor the camp.