Track G Descriptions

Figure Study in Art: Learn about gestural drawings and how to draw proportion

This Figure Study class is the perfect fit for any artists that want to up their game and learn a little more about drawing from real life. During this class students, lessons will include in-depth coverings into learning about gestural drawing, figuring out how to draw proportions, and combining your observations with creative thoughts and ideas to create unique and interesting art pieces! Students will be introduced to these topics through viewing examples of art pieces, engage in guided discussions, and participate in hands on activities, all working on building up their understanding before ultimately applying it to creating unique and amazing art pieces! Students will create many different art pieces and working with different medias during our class time. So roll up our selves, and get ready to become a master artist!   

Wilderness: Survival Skills in the Great Outdoors

All living creatures need certain things to survive. Some of these things include food, water, air, and space. Students will explore how to survive using the skills and knowledge everyone should know before venturing out into the outdoors. In three days, students will learn about general wilderness prep and hiking safety and using water and fire to survive in the great outdoors.

Geocaching: The high-tech treasure hunt 

With over 2 million active geocaches and over 6 million Geocachers worldwide, Geocaching is so much more than a game of hide-and-seek, it is a high-tech treasure hunt and a sport combining technology with adventure. Students will learn Geocaching terms and about the various different types of geocaches.  Then student Geocachers will learn how to use satellite device technology to access signals from four satellites to locate latitude and longitude of caches located on the MSU campus.

Nuclear Astrophysics: Fusion, Fragmentation, and Radioactive Decay

What do the history of the universe, the life and death of stars, and the elements that make up your body have in common? Nuclear astrophysics! Nuclear reactions such as fusion, fragmentation, and radioactive decay have guided the chemical evolution of the universe and the energy cycle in stars.

This course, sponsored by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and MSU’s world-class Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), will introduce you to the wonders of nuclei in deep space!

Use a hands-on model to test what nuclei can do
Discover how world-class nuclear astrophysics happens at MSU
Explore FRIB's rare isotope research areas on a (virtual) tour