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The International Science Camp
The Earth We Share™ 2005
Ithaca, New York
July 1 through 29, 2005
This summer, meet students and teachers from around the world!
Share your ideas, culture and dreams while coming up with solutions to
real world global dilemmas.
4 week residential camp for students 12-16 years old.
THE WORLD HAPPENS
AT THE CAMP.
WHAT WE DO
A month long residential camp (meaning you live on site
away from home), The Earth We Share™ runs from the end of June until
the end of July. Each year TEWS brings together folks, just like you
work in teams to discover:
The Fountain of Youth—Should We
How Many People Can the Earth Hold?
Develop a Sustainable Global Energy System
Design an Underwater Habitat
Predict the Hot Public Stocks of the Year 2030
The Earth We Share™ helps students learn about science, technology
and our world in a fun way—you do it—not just the rote memorization
we all get used to in school.
While searching for global solutions to
worldwide problems, TEWS’ participants apply and gain not only
science and technology but also environmental, cultural, political
social knowledge and experience as well. Through ‘Discovery
Topics’™ and the “Discovery Process”™ students
are taught, “if we
really want to know something, we can find it ourselves, researching,
studying and taking it seriously.” In other words, TEWS
“meaningful science experience” that can stay with you throughout
your entire life.
OTHER COOL STUFF
C’mon y’all we know there’s other stuff out there. Here’s
a few other
neat activities we do when taking a break from solving the world’s
• "Radio TEWS" Whenever possible, you
get the chance to tell the world what you’re doing, why and
how, and the weather forecast you came up with using your own measurements
made on site. Throw in
a bit about where you come from and we get a feast of entertainment
for yourself, the locals and your fellow students.
• "Night Sky" maintains the "wonder" we each feel when
we look at the
sky. You’ll learn to identify constellations, visit observatories
at night to
view planets and the moon and to learn about astronomy.
• "Sports Program" includes basketball,
softball, volleyball, tennis, running, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and weight
training as well as anything
you want to teach each other because “to be wise you must
• "Guest Teachers" You get to meet some
pretty neat people, from astronauts to gastroenterologists, from electrical
engineers to college
professors, and from computer and simulation experts to NASA space
suit technicians, and people like the Director of the U.S. Office of
Space Commerce and the Director of Mission Safety and Assurance
at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center… the list goes on... All
these people use science and technology in their everyday lives
and will be
there to talk to, ask questions of and, of course, to hang out
with some pretty cool students from around the world!
• "Field Trips" Get real hands on experience
with your problem by deciding yourself where you should go to get help solving
Past trips organized by students have included a local recycling
center, a nearby beach to gather samples, a stock broker, local shopping centers
to conduct surveys and the Chicago Police Headquarters. Day trips
also organized to sites of interest in the area like our trip
to New York City
where we visited and toured the United Nations, the World Trade
Center, the American Museum of Natural History, a static display of a NASA
T-38 supersonic jet, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum,… the
possibilities are endless.
• "Cultural Program" Tell us about your
home… Where do
you come from? With students from Ghana, Ireland, Sierra Leone,
Barbados, Sweden, India, Puerto Rico, England, China etc., and of course all
the U.S., the answers to this question are fascinating. Students
teachers, teaching about distant cultures and taking us on a fantastic
whirlwind journey around the world!