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Do you know a child who is crazy about science, can’t stop coloring or gets excited watching airplanes? Grandparents University is an excellent opportunity for inquisitive kids to learn, grow and make lasting memories with their grandparents.

Grandparents University is a summer academy for youth ages 8–12 and their grandparents. Students will participate in unique learning experiences, including aviation, art, science and animals. The program will take place July 12 and 13 at UW Oshkosh.

This popular summer program originated at UW-Madison, but will be offered again at UW Oshkosh for the second year in a row. Enjoy fun group learning activities and explore one of the Grandparents University majors.

Amazing Aviators

Visit the Fox Valley Technical College Spanbauer Aviation and Industrial Center to learn about careers as pilots, airframe and powerplant mechanics and aircraft electronic technicians. Fly high in the flight simulators and enjoy other hands-on activities.

Awesome Artists

Amaze yourself as you transform various materials into a work of art. Learn how professional artists install and show their artwork, and have your own art piece exhibited in the Gail F. Steinhilber Gallery in Reeve Union.

Spectacular Scientists

The opportunities for an aspiring scientist are never-endin.! Follow a cheeseburger as it journeys through the digestive system, learn about different bacteria and viruses, and discover how animals have adapted to the world around us.

Participants have the option to stay on campus in the newest residence hall, Horizon Village, or commute to the University each day. Dining will take place at UW Oshkosh’s Blackhawk Commons.

UW Oshkosh alumni receive a 10-percent discount on registration fees. For more information, contact the Division of Online and Continuing Education at or call (920) 424-1129.

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