Wilkes University

Campus Activities and Laboratories

WEBS InstructionWelcome to the WEBS Summer Science Camp

WEBS Summer Science Camp is a program designed for young women who enjoy doing science. 

Each day, the WEBS students will have hands on experiences in two, three, or four different laboratories, including labs in biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, pharmacy, physics, and robotics. This is an exciting way for young women to “sample” the many different areas of science through investigative  experiences and projects. “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey,” a program sponsored by The Delaware Valley Raptor Center, will introduce students to the captivating world of raptors. Representatives from the Second Chance Wildlife Center will share their experiences with mammals, including skunks and squirrels. In addition, WEBS participants will become familiar with life on a college campus and have the opportunity to talk with and learn from Wilkes faculty, staff and students as well as professional women from the local area engaged in careers associated with various fields of science.

WEBS ActivitiesWhat we do at WEBS Summer Camp

The following is a sample of the activities and laboratories conducted at WEBS.

A complete schedule will be released at a later date.

  • Animal Trapping and Tracking
  • Bird Catching
  • Bone Hunt
  • Chemical Analysis of Food
  • Cleaning Up an Oil Spill
  • Discover Your 5 Senses
  • Dissection
  • DNA Extraction and Analysis
  • Have Fun with Weather
  • Lego Robots
  • Neurofeedback Training
  • Phun with Physiology and Anatomy
  • Physics of Dance
  • Potions Class 101
  • Rainbow Density
  • Solar Cooking
  • What's in the Water?
  • Why do I have my mother's eyes? (or A Little Bit About How Genes Work)
  • "You be the Doctor": Introduction to Problem-Based Learning
  • You be the Nurse
  • You be the Pharmacist 

WEBS Activities

Students or parents/guardians with any questions or concerns, please contact:

Debra Chapman
Coordinator, WEBS Summer Science Camp
Wilkes University Biology Department
84 West South Street
Wilkes Barre, PA  18766

Phone: 570-408-4753