June 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Welty Environmental Center
1201 Big Hill Court
WI 53511
See Rate Information Below
Aaron Wilson
Welty's 2023 GLOBE Citizen Science Camp Registration @ Welty Environmental Center

Welty’s 2023 GLOBE Citizen Science Camp Registration

We are excited to partner with The GLOBE Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Nelson Institute for Climatic Research to bring a week of citizen science camp to the stateline area for intermediate and high school students ages 12 to 18 who have not yet completed a semester of college. 

Join us at the Welty Environmental Center located in Big Hill Park in Beloit, WI, for a week of discovery. We will learn Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) protocols designed by NASA for students to assist them in the collecting and reporting data on earth systems: atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere, and hydrosphere. We will become citizen scientists assisting NASA! 

There is something for everyone. For those who love chemistry, there is water and soil testing. For those interested in geology, there is sediment composition. Plant lovers will enjoy aging trees and measuring canopy cover. Animal people will take a closer look at the macroinvertebrate populations of Goose Creek. Meanwhile others may lay out in the sun tracking cloud cover. Regardless of interest, we will find what sparks your curiosity and assist NASA in the process.  

While exploring the wide range of data collection protocols, we will design experiments that require field data collection to answer a question about one of earth’s systems (see past projects). We’ll take what we’ve learned and create a brief presentation for the end of the week’s celebration!

Join us for this week of science fun and become a GLOBE Citizen scientist!


This camp is for ages 12 to 18 years old (or before 1st semester of college).


Dates: June 19-22
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
Location: Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Court, Beloit, WI 53511


Member $30/week
Non-Member $40/week
Early Drop Off $5/week 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Late Pick Up $10/week 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Family Membership: $45/year


Registration is limited to a set number of campers each week based on physical space and staffing. Each camper must be registered separately. Sign-up is for the entire week. Refunds will not be issued due to missed days.

Lunch and snacks should be packed and are the responsibility of the caregiver.

  • Refunds will be issued only for a full week:
    • 14 days in advance 100% – a $5.00 processing fee
    • 7 days in advance 50% – a $5.00 processing fee

Welty is taking specific steps to reduce participant and staff risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. If you choose to have a camper participate in this program:

  • Welty strongly recommends that all campers be vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the highest safety possible for all campers and staff as well as reduce the possibility of camp closures.
    • CDC recommendation for positive individuals is to quarantine for 5 days. Refunds for missed days will not be issued.
  • If your camper is showing symptoms of illness, they should be kept at home. At any time a camper shows symptoms of illness, campers will be asked a few heath questions and have their temperature taken. They may be sent home. Refunds for missed days will not be issued.
    • Campers will be allowed to return after 24 hours of controlled temperature without medication. A refund for missed days will not be issued. 
    • Campers that take an at-home test, test negative, and do not have a fever, may return to camp sooner.
  • Regarding masks at camp, masks may be worn by anyone involved with camp at anytime. We if a camper was positive for COVID-19 and quarantined for 5 days, we require a mask be worn inside at camp until all symptoms are gone.
  • Wash hands, use sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, sanitizing spray for hands.

After registering, please complete the 2023 Summer Camp Emergency Contact Information. Please note that emergency contact information is due 7 days before the first day of camp. All campers must have medical insurance. 

Register using the form below. If a registration is full, please email info@weltycenter.org to be placed on a waiting list.

Registration is closed.