CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO WINTER WEEKENDS IN 2013!
Get a Taste of GIV… FUN GUARANTEED!
Winter Weekend is an exhilarating academic weekend for all Vermont 9th-12th grade students. At Winter Weekend you will spend the weekend on a college campus, make new friends, take on an intellectual challenge in Engineering, Information Technology, Arts, Advanced Math, or Current Issues, and gain exciting new skills and ideas.
Registration for 2013 Winter Weekends is closed. Please check out our exciting summer opportunities.
2013 WINTER WEEKEND NORTH
Engineering * Music * Information Technology * Current Issues * Visual Arts
February 8-10, 2013, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
2013 WINTER WEEKEND SOUTH
Advanced Math (for Girls) or Dramatic Arts/Improvisation (Co-Ed) with Isaac Eddy!
February 15-17, 2013, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
You can choose from any of the following focus areas at the 2013 Winter Weekends:
Three unique Arts strands are happening in February 2013:
- Visual Arts – Do you love painting, drawing, or graphic design? Explore color, texture and pattern in three dimensions with renowned basketmaker and jewelry artist Judy Dow. Step outside your artistic comfort zone and see how working in a new media can open whole new doors in your vision and your art.
- Musical Arts – For the first time this year, Winter Weekend features a weekend-long Jam Band. Bring your instruments and delve into collaborative composition with other musicians from all over Vermont! Embrace your own originality and take your music beyond the printed page. (You should have basic mastery of some instrument to participate in this strand.)
- Dramatic Arts – Give free reign to your acting talents in an Improvisation strand led by Blue Man Group actor (and GIV graduate) Isaac Eddy! You’ll hone your timing, character development, and vocal and physical chops in a super-energized dramatic ensemble. Please note: in 2013 this strand takes place at the Marlboro College Winter Weekend.
How can youth leadership and empowerment overcome oppression, injustice, environmental and social crises, and international conflicts? With other concerned teens from throughout Vermont, you’ll learn how to analyze and create strategies for addressing global, national, and local issues. We’ll especially look at avenues where young people can lead, such as political organizing, using arts for social justice, and building strategic alliances and student activist networks.
Again this year our renowned Engineering strand will spotlight biofuels and the creation of biomass stoves as a form of sustainable energy production. Students will work in teams or individually to create devices from scratch, measure and test their creations for burn rate, efficiency, and more, and participate in a judged contest, all while learning principles of engineering design and energy production. Expect this strand to be very hands-on, adventurous and a lot of fun!
GIV’s Information Technology Institute presents a strand on Augmented Reality: The Merger of Art and Technology for the GIV Winter Weekend. Computer-aided design is commonly used for animation and technical design, but we’re going to harness its power to create an alternative world from the ground up. Using Google Sketch Up and software like Layars, ARMedia, and Aurasma, we’ll do visioning, referencing and 3-D modeling to bring it to life.
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR GIRLS
Maybe you’re a girl who secretly loves math, or maybe you’re curious about what a future in math looks like. Maybe it’s not even such a secret! Come check out some of the completely fascinating things you can do with advanced math, meet other math fans from around the state, and together we’ll look at how mathematical principles apply to the world we care about. (Note: girls will receive priority admissions in this strand. Boys are welcome to apply in case extra spaces become available.)
Winter Weekend 2013 Application. JANUARY 14th UPDATE: All sessions at Winter Weekend are FULL. Waitlist applications may be sent in for the two Performing Arts, Math, and Information Technology sessions. If you would like to determine whether it is worthwhile for you to apply based on the number of students on the waitlist ahead of you, please give us a call at 802-865-4448.
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