2016-2017 Experience UGA Trips:

Pre-K – State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Pre-K students learn about the natural world through their senses as they act out the life cycle of a tree, observe insects in nature, and engage in other exploratory activities.

Kindergarten – College of Education

Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings. Students then draw pictures of what they saw on their tour.

1st Grade – College of Pharmacy/College of Veterinary Medicine 

Accidental poisonings are the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5—As participants in this trip, 1st grade students will learn about personal safety with regard to medicines, poisonous plants, and poisonous animals.

2nd Grade – College of Public Health

2nd grade students participate in a health fair led by UGA public health students and engage in physical activities, learn about nutrition through sampling healthy food, and explore other healthy habits.

3rd Grade – Department of Theater & Film Studies

Students attend a performance of an original play incorporating dramatic media and written by UGA students specifically for elementary school children.  3rd graders then participate in drama games and learn about animation techniques and careers.

4th Grade – College of Engineering

The College of Engineering engages 4th graders as they use handmade catapults to practice estimating and measuring, build spaghetti towers to learn principles of structural engineering, and tour Stegeman Coliseum.

5th Grade – Georgia Museum of Art & Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Students take part in an interactive gallery tour and an art activity at the Georgia Museum of Art. They then participate in a UGA student music rehearsal at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

6th Grade – Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Office of Student Financial Aid (Under Revision)

This trip is currently under revision--changes are being made in order to connect with new Learning Standards for the 6th Grade. Previously, Grady College students gave a tour of their television studio and discussed the journalism field, as well as career opportunities.  Prior to the end of the visit, students toured UGA’s historic North Campus and learned about financial aid available for college through an interactive presentation by UGA students who are Financial Aid Peer Counselors.

7th Grade – UGArden & State Botanical Garden of Georgia

7th grade students learn about urban farming through composting and bee keeping activities, and participate in vegetable taste tests at the UGArden, UGA’s student-led organic garden. Then, they conduct science experiments to explore forest ecosystems as they hike through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. 

8th Grade – Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library

Students explore Georgia history as they tour the exhibits and view a short documentary at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. This trip will be scheduled in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities Power of Children exhibit.

9th Grade – Biological Sciences (Temporarily Postponed)

Students visit over 25 different research facilities and labs on campus as they learn about a variety of careers in science and diverse areas of study in the biological sciences.

10th Grade – College of Environment and Design

Students learn about the basic principles of design during their time engaging with undergraduate and graduate students in the landscape architecture program at UGA. During their visit 10th grade students learn the basics of hand graphics and sketching, participate in a plants and sustainability walk, and learn about computer graphics and free design software programs.

11th Grade – Civil Rights and Human Rights

Students visit the Law School, School of Public and International Affairs, and Terry College of Business. They also participate in a Teach-in, during which they learn about how the civil rights movement took shape in Athens, GA.

12th Grade – Life 101

Students will engage with a variety of professionals and faculty from across campus on a broad range of topics including: personal finance, managing personal and professional relationships, and what it means to be over 18. They will also have the opportunity to meet with Career Counselors who will critique resumes, talk about interview skills, and discuss professionalism as it relates to social media.

ENRICHMENT TRIPS

10th-12th Grade – Student Affairs

Selected high school students become “college students for a day” through activities such as touring residence halls, leadership development with UGA student leaders, and discussions with admissions and financial aid representatives.

9th-12th Grade – Ramsey Student Center

Selected high school students rotate through fitness activities such as group classes, intramural sports, and a high ropes courses and learn leadership and fitness skills.

9th-12th Grade – Department of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business

Students from the Career Academy participate in an “App Day,” during which they use tablets to create software applications and learn about software programming.

11th-12th Grade – Odum School of Ecology and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources 

High school students taking Environmental Science visit UGA’s Whitehall Forest research facilities and learn about topics such as aquaponics and white-tailed deer.

11th-12th Grade – Chemistry Enrichment Trip 

High school students present research they've conducted to UGA undergraduate and graduate members of the Women in Science organization. They also sit in on a lab demonstration and tour 3 separate labs in the brand new Science Learning Center

 

2015-2016 Experience UGA Trips:

Pre-K – State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Pre-K students learn about the natural world through their senses as they act out the life cycle of a tree, observe insects in nature, and engage in other exploratory activities.

Kindergarten – College of Education

Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings. Students then draw pictures of what they saw on their tour.

1st Grade – College of Pharmacy/College of Veterinary Medicine (PROPOSED 2016)

Accidental poisonings are the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5—As participants in this trip, 1st grade students will learn about personal safety with regard to medicines, poisonous plants, and poisonous animals.

2nd Grade – College of Public Health

2nd grade students participate in a health fair led by UGA public health students and engage in physical activities, learn about nutrition through sampling healthy food, and explore other healthy habits.

3rd Grade – Department of Theater & Film Studies

Students attend a performance of an original play incorporating dramatic media and written by UGA students specifically for elementary school children.  3rd graders then participate in drama games and learn about animation techniques and careers.

4th Grade – College of Engineering

The College of Engineering engages 4th graders as they use handmade catapults to practice estimating and measuring.

5th Grade – Georgia Museum of Art & Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Students take part in an interactive gallery tour and an art activity at the Georgia Museum of Art. They then participate in a UGA student music rehearsal at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

6th Grade – Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Office of Student Financial Aid, & College of Education

Grady College students will give a tour of their television studio and discuss the journalism field, as well as career opportunities.  This session is followed by an opportunity to explore careers based on their interests through conversation with students in the Student Counseling Program in the College of Education. Prior to the end of the visit, students tour UGA’s historic North Campus and learn about financial aid available for college through an interactive presentation by UGA students who are Financial Aid Peer Counselors.

7th Grade – UGArden & State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Bioenergy Research Systems Institute

Half of the 7th grade students learn about urban farming through composting and bee keeping activities, and participate in vegetable taste tests at the UGArden, UGA’s student-led organic garden. Then, they conduct science experiments to explore forest ecosystems as they hike through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The other half will participate in interactive activities related to bioenergy designed by the Creative Discovery Museum.

8th Grade – Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library

Students explore Georgia history as they tour the exhibits and view a short documentary at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library. This trip will be scheduled in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities Power of Children exhibit.

9th Grade – Biological Sciences

Students visit over 25 different research facilities and labs on campus as they learn about a variety of careers in science and diverse areas of study in the biological sciences.

10th Grade – Spotlight on the Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts Trip

During UGA’s annual Spotlight on the Arts, 10th grade students visit the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA Performing Arts Center, Dance building, and engage in activities that connect the arts to other academic disciplines.

11th Grade – Civil Rights and Human Rights

Students visit the Law School, School of Public and International Affairs, and Terry College of Business. They also participate in a Teach-in, during which they learn about how the civil rights movement took shape in Athens, GA.

12th Grade – Life 101

Students will engage with a variety of professionals and faculty from across campus on a broad range of topics including: personal finance, managing personal and professional relationships, and what it means to be over 18. They will also have the opportunity to meet with Career Counselors who will critique resumes, talk about interview skills, and discuss professionalism as it relates to social media.

ENRICHMENT TRIPS

10th-12th Grade – Student Affairs

Selected high school students become “college students for a day” through activities such as touring residence halls, leadership development with UGA student leaders, and discussions with admissions and financial aid representatives.

9th-12th Grade – Ramsey Student Center

Selected high school students rotate through fitness activities such as group classes, intramural sports, and a high ropes courses and learn leadership and fitness skills.

9th-12th Grade – Department of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business

Students from the Career Academy participate in an “App Day,” during which they use tablets to create software applications and learn about software programming.

11th-12th Grade – Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Under Revision)

High school students taking Environmental Science visit UGA’s Whitehall Forest research facilities and learn about topics such as aquaponics and white-tailed deer.

9th-12th Grade – Army ROTC (Under Revision)

JROTC students take part in team-building/leadership activities with UGA Army ROTC cadets while exploring military careers.  

11th-12th Grade—Selma Documentary Screening (Under Revision)

High school students will view the movie Selma and then engage in a critical discussion following the film.

11th Grade—Health Sciences Campus—Medical Partnership (Proposed 2016)

A small group of high school students will experience what it is like to be in medical school for a day. Students will tour labs, engage in team based diagnosis problem solving, and have the opportunity to develop mentorship relationships.  

2014-2015 Experience UGA Trips:

Pre-K – State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Pre-K students learn about the natural world through their senses as they act out the life cycle of a tree, observe insects in nature, and engage in other exploratory activities.

Kindergarten – College of Education

Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings. Students then draw pictures of what they saw on their tour.

1st Grade – College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

1st grade students from seven of the fourteen elementary schools visit FACS, where they learn about healthy eating and hand-washing then participate in activities led by Human Development and Family Science majors.  Students from the other seven schools explore Hispanic culture through song, dance, and stories during a trip hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.

2nd Grade – College of Public Health

2nd grade students participate in a health fair led by UGA public health students and engage in physical activities, learn about nutrition through sampling healthy food, and explore other healthy habits such as hand washing.

3rd Grade – Department of Theater & Film Studies

Students attend a performance of an original play incorporating dramatic media written by UGA students specifically for elementary school children, and watch a film to learn about animation techniques and careers.

4th Grade – College of Engineering

The College of Engineering  engages 4th graders in building handmade catapults and small structures to learn about engineering principles and STEM careers.

5th Grade – Georgia Museum of Art & Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Students take part in an interactive gallery tour and an art activity at the Georgia Museum of Art. They then participate in a UGA student music rehearsal at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

6th Grade – Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication & Office of Student Financial Aid

Students tour UGA’s historic North Campus and learn about financial aid available for college through an interactive presentation by UGA students who are Financial Aid Peer Counselors. This will be followed by an opportunity to explore careers in journalism and mass communication with the Grady College.

7th Grade – UGArden & State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Bioenergy Systems Research Institute

Half of the 7th grade students learn about urban farming through composting and bee keeping activities, and participate in vegetable taste tests at the UGArden, UGA’s student-led organic garden. Then, they conduct science experiments to explore forest ecosystems as they hike through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The other half will participate in interactive activities related to bioenergy designed by the Creative Discovery Museum.

8th Grade – Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library

Students explore Georgia history as they tour the exhibits and view a short documentary at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.

9th Grade – Biological Sciences

Students visit over 25 different research facilities and labs on campus as they learn about a variety of careers in science and diverse areas of study in the biological sciences.

10th Grade – Spotlight on the Arts Trip

Visits to the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA Performing Arts Center, and Dance building will allow 10th grade students at Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central High Schools to connect the arts to other academic disciplines.

11th Grade – Civil Rights

Students visit the Law School, School of Public and International Affairs, and other locations on UGA’s North Campus. They will also participate in a Teach-in, during which they will learn about how the civil rights movement took shape in Athens, GA.

10th-12th Grade – Student Affairs

Students become “College Students for a Day” through activities such as touring residence halls, leadership development with UGA student leaders, and discussions with Admissions and Financial Aid representatives.

9th-12th Grade – Ramsey Student Center

High school students rotate through fitness activities such as group classes, intramural sports, and a high ropes courses and learn leadership and fitness skills.

9th-12th Grade – Army and Airforce ROTC

JROTC students take part in team-building/leadership activities with UGA Army and Air Force ROTC cadets while exploring military careers.

9th-12th Grade – Department of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business

Students participate in an “App Day” and use tablets to create software applications and learn about software programming.

11th-12th Grade – Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resource & Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Students visit UGA’s Whitehall Forest research facilities and learn about aquaponics, white-tailed deer, and insects.

2013-2014 Experience UGA Trips:

Botanical Garden (Pre-K)

Students learn about the natural world through their senses as they act out the life cycle of a tree, observe insects in nature, and engage in other exploratory activities.

College of Education (Kindergarten)

Students take a walking tour lead by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes and buildings they see. Students then draw pictures of what they saw on their tour.

Georgia Museum of Art/School of Music (5th Grade)

Students take part in an interactive gallery tour and an art activity then listen to a music rehearsal.

J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development (6th Grade)

Students participate in team-building activities and learn leadership skills.

UGArden & State Botanical Garden (7th Grade)

Students learn about both farming and different ecosystems as they participate in experiential learning at these neighboring locations.

Special Collections Library (8th Grade)

Students explore Georgia history as they tour the exhibits and view a short documentary at this library.

Biological Sciences (9th Grade)

Students visit different research facilities on campus as they learn about a variety of fields in the Biological Sciences. s

Forestry/Entomology (10th-12th Environmental Sciences and A.P. Biology)

Students learn about human/animal interactions at Whitehall Forest.