2021 Camp Registration is closed

posted May 31, 2021, 5:19 PM by Stephen Schmidt

Thank you for your interest in Snapshot Science summer camp - The Science of Art

We look forward to Snapshot Science Club returning to afterschool programs in fall in both the Wausau School District and Newman Catholic Schools.  See you then!

Summer Camp 2021 - AM Class Full - Sign up for PM

posted Apr 17, 2021, 12:34 PM by Stephen Schmidt

The morning session is full and Snapshot Science is opening up an afternoon session from 1:30-4:00 with open studio until 4:30.  See details in the announcement below.  

Summer Camp 2021 - The Science of Art!

posted Mar 23, 2021, 9:23 AM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Mar 24, 2021, 12:32 PM ]

Snapshot Science is pleased to announce its summer 2021 program The Science of Art!  We are rebooting our programming for the first time since the pandemic closed schools a year ago and are excited to kick things off with this fusion of two of the most creative of human endeavors.  Art and Science both inspire, create, enhance, and lead humans in new directions.  This science camp will use art as its context for unleashing our inner curiosity to illuminate concepts such as color, light, and eye anatomy through active inquiry-based science experiments and activities. 

Camp will be held Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 11th at Newman Catholic Schools Central Office & Early Childhood Center at St. Michael's Parish.

Camp for those entering grades 3-6  9:00 – Noon                   

** COVID safety will be followed according to Marathon County Health Department guidelines for schools at the time of camp.  Class size is limited to enhance safety protocols and individual attention.

 Please contact for more information.

2021 cost will be the same as 2014: only $130!.  The fee includes snack each day and all materials for the activities and experiments.  Register soon as space is limited.  Deadline – postmarked by Monday, May 31st.

Registration form attached below.  PayPal option on the registration page.

Response to COVID 19...Science class in your home!

posted Mar 21, 2020, 5:32 AM by Stephen Schmidt   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 8:57 AM ]

Snapshot Science will release a series of elementary science experiments and resources each week to help bring science class to you!  The most important aspect of these experiments is to let our young scientists explore by DOING science.  De-emphasize the concepts in favor of the process of scientific inquiry.  Concepts will come with the science, but there should be no pressure to "get it right".  This is especially important with their hypothesis/prediction.  Too many kids learn to dislike science when there is an overemphasis on who can remember the most facts. Learn the processes and the knowledge will come!  Have some fun with this!

Home Science Experiment 1 (Watch video) - VIDEO WILL GO LIVE 6am on March 22
Test the difference in bounce height and bounce duration between two sports balls, in this trial a baseball and a racquetball (or any other sports balls you have at home).  
  1. Down load and print the data sheet and example graph below. Or use them to help set up your science journal.
  2. Read the problem and make hypothesis (prediction).
  3. Test hypothesis: Estimate height of first bounce next to a tape measure and using a stopwatch, time how long a ball bounces from the drop until the ball stops bouncing or begins to roll. Record data on the data sheet. Make a simple bar graph from the data.
  4. Analyze the data and communicate results.  Write down or discuss the data with someone else.  
  5. Alter the experiment or design an experiment of your own.

Data sheet and example graph sheet are available for download below.  

Summer Camp 2019 - DINOSAUR CAMP!!

posted Jun 15, 2019, 1:24 PM by Stephen Schmidt

Snapshot Science is collaborating with Colossal Fossils to bring you this unique science experience!  

Camp runs 9:30 to noon Tuesday through Thursday morning, August 13-15 at Colossal Fossils Downtown Museum in the Wausau Center Mall.

More information on the Dinosaur Camp page in the menu on the left.

Candlelight Walk at Rudolph Environmental Center

posted Dec 14, 2018, 9:47 AM by Stephen Schmidt

Please join us in a peaceful candlelight walk at the REC on Wednesday,December 19th.  See flyer below for details.

Underwater Robotics Club Kick-off Event

posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:31 AM by Stephen Schmidt

STEM ROV Club 2018 - 19 Kickoff Event!
Our season begins on Thursday, September 27th.  Join us for an informational meeting at 6pm at the UWSP - Wausau Fieldhouse classroom followed by new member sign up and an opportunity to pilot a remotely operated vehicle in the UW Pool until 7:30pm!  Interested students in grades 6-12 should come with their responsible adult. Light refreshments will be served.
See Club page for more details.

2018 Summer Programs!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:15 PM by Stephen Schmidt

More information here

Underwater Robotics Workshop on Washington Island

posted Jun 24, 2017, 8:13 AM by Stephen Schmidt

Who should attend? Middle school & high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM)


What? Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are robotic tools used to perform many underwater tasks, such as repairs, salvage work, ocean and freshwater science, and exploration.  Participants will learn the science behind ROVs, basic soldering, wiring, and coding.  Two hours will be on the pool deck to practice piloting an ROV (7/24), complete a mission at the REC(7/25) and in Lake Michigan! (7/26)


When?  Noon to 4pm July 24 – 26


Where? Washington Island Mosling REC Center Mosling Room and Pool Deck 7/24 & 7/25; Island shore or dock 7/26


How?  RSVP to or text to 715-301-0121 Registration confirmed upon receipt of form and $100 fee by Friday, July 21.  Register soon as space is limited to the first 8 students.


Registration forms may be downloaded & printed from or picked up at the REC.  

Summer offerings update

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:18 PM by Stephen Schmidt

An updated list of summer programs will be coming soon.  Changes include a discounted price for the remaining programs in the middle school She Science Series (YWCA), and The Science of Art will be offered again in June instead of The Science of Sports.  In addition, there will be an elementary program (open to both girls and boys), The Science of Music in mornings the week of August 14-17.  Stay tuned for further information by visiting the Science Camps page or Follow Us on Facebook.

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