Members of campus and community joined together to host 150 seventh-grade students from Riverview Middle School, Plymouth, Wis., on May 3, 2018. Four community groups joined UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) at the Viking House, to teach history through fun, hands-on learning activities. Among them: Women from the Sons of Norway joined History faculty members to teach Norwegian culture; Mark Hawkins from Hands On Deck taught the kids basic wood working; members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms helped prepare medieval flat cakes; and Ric Furrer, known worldwide among blacksmiths for his sword-making craft, also helped mentor the students.
That same day, the Riverview Middle School students took part in a number of science labs, with Associate Dean Amanda Nelson (College of Science, Engineering and Technology) leading that portion of the visit. Assistant Profs Maruf Hossain, Jagadeep Thota, Mohammad Mahfuz, and Riaz Uddin Ahmed assisted students in building and programming LEGO Mindstorm Robots. Associate Profs. Dan Meinhardt and Amanda Nelson led anatomical dissections. Joe Schoenebeck provided physics demos and led a brief tour of Lab Sciences.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication