STARBASE Wisconsin is a Department of Defense youth program that seeks to educate local students in STEM−Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are offering two programs this summer. View the one-page description for the summer program at this link.

Below is a glance at what each program looks:

Program 1: Life Science and Wisconsin Wildlife

Learn all about Wisconsin wildlife and life sciences in this week-long, hands-on summer program through STARBASE Wisconsin! Students in grades 4-5 will learn about the various plants and animals found in southeast Wisconsin and participate in activities such as outdoor nature walks for sample collection, a camouflage scavenger hunt to learn about animal adaptations, and create their own alien cell. Students will learn how to use various scientific tools such as microscopes and sample collection instruments. This interactive life science program will take students through a scientific odyssey from the smallest parts of the cell to the largest trees in our state.

Week 1: June 24 – June 28 (1 class) Week 2: July 8 –July 12 (1 class)

Week 3: July 15 –July 19 (1 class) Week 4: July 22 – July 26 (2 classes)

Week 5: July 29 –August 2 (2 classes)

Program 2: Aviation and Flight Simulation

A course introducing students to basic aviation principles and piloting, all while training on state-of-the-art flight simulators. Students in grades 6-8 will understand aviation physics, weather theory and navigation. Following, these students will demonstrate proficient flight skills on our Logitech flight simulators. Youth must have an ability to read.

Week 1: June 24 – June 28 (1 class) Week 2: July 8–July 12 (1 class)

Registration Process

This is a youth program that is open to individual students as well as youth groups form partnering organizations.

Individual Youth’s Registrations Process

Complete the Interest Form. Individuals must complete the interest form to receive registration materials.

Please note that each session has a requirement of a minimum of 15 or more youth to hold the session. Please indicate your youth’s first and second program date/time(s) preference on the form..

Youth Group Registration Process

The youth group’s adult leadership should contact STARBASE directly to reserve a program slot and receive a Memorandum of Understanding.

Next Steps – Memorandum of Understanding

Each of our program partners completes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Please contact Michelle Klos-Gonzalez or Amanda Kallie (see below for contact information) for an MOU which is due approximately 10 weeks before the summer program begins. Amanda Kallie will schedule the organization for the program session.

Michelle Klos-Gonzalez, Director
US Army Reserve Base
5130 West Silver Spring Drive, Building 301
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Cell Phone: (414)699-3267
Office Phone: (414)-260-7755
Email Address: Michelle.Klos-Gonzalez@widma.gov

Amanda Kallie
US Army Reserve Base
5130 West Silver Spring Drive, Building 301
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Cell Phone: (414)216-1117
Office Phone: (414)-260-7779
Email Address: Amanda.Kallie@widma.gov