Youth Personal Enrichment

ACT Strategies Prep

4 Saturdays, Feb 22, March 1, 8 & 15 
8:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: Classroom Building, Room C-246

Instructors: UW-Fond du Lac faculty

Prepare for the ACT just in time for the ACT testing dates! Areas to be covered during the four session course include: test-taking strategies, English, writing, reading, math, and science. You will also have an opportunity to take two practice exams and receive the results in time to brush up before the exam dates. All areas covered will include both content and test taking strategies. You will be taught by UW Colleges faculty and will receive a 532 page study guide.

The ACT course schedule includes:

  • 1st Saturday –ACT pre-test
  • 2nd Saturday – review test results, study and test taking skills, English/reading & writing
  • 3rd Saturday – math & science
  • 4th Saturday – ACT post-test, questions and wrap-up.

Fee: $154 ($149 if you register online) includes all instruction, two practice exams, and study guide.


BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!

Info Sessions in Science Building, Room S-112:

  • Monday, February 3 @ 6 PM
  • Wednesday, March 5 @ 6 PM

Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (3 credit hours)

High School Students: July 16-22, 2014 (open to high school juniors and seniors)

Current College Students and Adults: August 6-12, 2014

This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.

For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155

Registration Information

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Summer 2014 Brochure

UW-Fond du Lac’s Amazing Robotics Challenge

Grades: 4-9

9 Saturdays

Workshops: Feb 22 -  April 12, 9-11 am

     Location: Science Building, Room S-227

Competition: Saturday, April 26, 9am-noon

     Location: Prairie Theater

Instructor: John Papenheim, WTCS Certified electronics and robotics instructor. Founder, Fondy Heat Robotics.

Back by popular demand this class is a repeat of last winter’s popular program! This year, we feature a new game, as well as updated robots and software. This is an intense 8 week robotics program. You will build a robot that will compete in a public competition against other students’ robots. It will be built with interchangeable parts, which are programmable by a personal computer, with flashing lights, moving motors, wheels, levers and arms at your command. Innovation and creativity are required. Styling and originality are rewarded. You will learn about electronics, physics, and computer programming and see how what you learn in math class helps you build a robot. Each student will build their own robot. For best success, you will take home the robot to build, modify, and tweak each week.  Enrollment is limited to 20 students so sign up early.

Fee: $124.00 ($119.00 if you register online)


NEW! Advanced Robotics Challenge

Grades:  7-12 with robotics experience

9 Saturdays

Workshops: Feb 22 -  April 12, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

     Location: Science Building, Room S-227

Competition: Saturday, April 26, 1-4 pm

      Location: Prairie Theater

Instructor: John Papenheim, WTCS Certified electronics and robotics instructor. Founder, Fondy Heat Robotics.

This program is for students who have experience with robotics. If you’ve participated in UW Fond du Lac’s summer or winter beginners programs or participated in other robotics programs, this challenge is for you. You and your teammate will receive a box of parts you craft into a working, competitive, programmable, and remote-controlled microwave oven+ sized robot. Each Saturday, there will be workshops on building, programming, simple CAD design, and CNC to help your team with its build. You will use common hand and power tools. Expect to spend time outside of the classroom working with your team on this robot. You will need to stick to a strict budget. At the end of 8 weeks, the robots created will face off in a “game” you designed for your robot’s competition. Enrollment is limited to 20 students so sign up early.

Fee: $144.00 ($139.00 if you register online


Suzuki Violin

September 9, 2013-May 9, 2014

Director: Gloria Schroeder

Children learn to play the violin using the ‘Mother Tongue approach’ (also known as the Suzuki Method) developed by Shinichi Suzuki. Parents are an integral part of this method. They are required to attend weekly private and group lessons with their children, learn to play the ‘Twinkle’ variations, play the recorded music daily and practice with their children daily. Each student will receive a weekly private lesson and a group class lesson. There will be recitals and opportunities to play for the public.

Fee for the 26 week program: 30 minute private lessons - $550, 45 minute private lessons - $775, and 60 minute private lessons - $1,000. Tuition may be paid in four installments. First installment must accompany registration.


SAVE THE DATE: July 28-31, 2014, 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.

LEAPS! offers hands-on learning for students entering Grades 2–4 in 2014.

College for Kids

SAVE THE DATE: July 21-24, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

College for Kids is for students entering Grades 5 - 8 in 2014. More information coming soon!

Register:  Call (920) 929-1155 for more information or to register.


GEMS is an annual conference for girls in Grades 6, 7, and 8. It is a day of hands-on, fun learning that provides an opportunity to explore topics in math, engineering, and science. All classes are taught by other words, it's by girls, for girls. Come have some fun while making new friends! View more information about GEMS.