Summer Camps

Environmental Education Initiative gives Dallas students unique internship opportunity

Tue, Aug 2, 2011
DENTON (UNT), Texas While many teenagers spend the summer after their senior year relaxing and preparing for the transition into college, three Dallas Independent School District Townview Magnet Center graduates spent their summers studying and researching environmental education at the University of North Texas. The students Anthony Ruiz, Juan Moreno and Ingrid Mendoza are participating in the City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a community outreach program designed for students in grades K-12 and administered by the Science Education Research Laboratory (SERL) at UNT. The Environmental Education Initiative...

Sensor sensibility

Sat, Jul 30, 2011

Nine area high school teachers spent part of their summer break at the University of North Texas learning engaging ways to teach science and technology. UNT launched the Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks program after receiving a nearly $500,000 grant ? one of three awarded in the nation ? from the National Science Foundation a little more than a month ago. The grant funds the program for three years and allows 12 area high school teachers to research a specific field with the help of university staff and resources. ?In addition to the research, they develop...

Students tune into UNT mariachi camp

Sat, Jul 9, 2011

DENTON (UNT), Texas � Victoria Valero cant imagine her life without mariachi. It pushed me out of my shell and my comfort zone, said Valero, a graduate of Paschal High School in Fort Worth. You have to be able to sing without a microphone over 10 other instruments. Mariachi has pretty much changed my life. Valero is one of many middle school and high school students from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area who have attended the University of North Texas annual mariachi summer camp, known as Mariachi...

Harp institute to draw musicians from across U.S. to UNT

Mon, Jun 13, 2011

DENTON (UNT), Texas � About 300 harpists from around the United States will gather at the University of North Texas this summer to push the boundaries of traditional harp music. Jazz, rock, classical and music from around the world will be explored in daytime workshops and evening concerts at the American Harp Societys 9th Summer Institute and 19th National Competition June 19 (Sunday) through 23 (Thursday) at UNT. Exposure of harp in the general public is something were still trying to gain ground on, said Jaymee Haefner, lecturer in harp and director of undergraduate...

Cultivating communication

Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Ten-year-old Mark Poole pushes a button on a rectangular electronic device that hangs from a strap around his neck. A mechanical voice says, ?I pet a horse. She ate out of my hand.? His statement on Thursday accompanies a picture of him petting the horse the previous day at Camp Communicate. Camp staffers take photos and help him program descriptions so he can tell his family about what he?s doing each day. Mark got the device, which voices some basic words and phrases such as ?hello? and ?goodbye? at the press of a button, about six or seven months ago. Before then, he had no way of communicating verbally, said Kathy Thomas,...