Umatilla Electric will send a high school junior on a week-long, all expense paid, educational trip to Washington, D.C. in June 2016. The Youth Tour is open to area high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Umatilla Electric Cooperative. The applicant is required to write a 300-500 word essay on a provided topic. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.
Umatilla Electric’s Hydromania summer science camps offer a wealth of knowledge, experience and fun for fourth & fifth graders. The two-week day camp enables young people to explore water, salmon and science issues, conduct field experiments and participate in airplane rides, farm and dam tours and nature field trips. Hydromania even offers a Teachers camp for area teachers. For more information, contact UEC’s customer services program coordinator at 567-6414.
Summer Science Day Camp for Teachers
An award winning hands-on Science Camp using science, water experiments and field trips. All grade levels are welcome, however there will be one day targeted to elementary and middle school. Teachers conduct experiments that can be adapted to the various levels. The Teachers camp uses the highly acclaimed “Hydromania” and the “Kids in the Creek” curriculum. Classroom-adaptable experiments are used and the field trips promote classroom ideas and ready the teacher for applying the materials to the classroom.
Students who are interested in attending the 2015 Idaho Youth Leadership Conference in July will not only have the opportunity to meet other students from around the country, but they also build self-confidence and hone their leadership skills. Participants also compete for scholarships and a chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. The fun-filled, educational leadership camp is held at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.
UEC annually gives school supplies to area elementary school students who need help obtaining supplies for classroom use. Supplies are delivered to area schools for distribution by school staff.