The University of Manitobas Wise Kidnetic Energy Camp is underway at McIsaac School this week. The camp’s Eric Koskie says they have 22 kids ages 9 to 12 in the camp this summer. He says they have five theme days offering a mixture of science and engineering with the focus on mining yesterday. He explains they were just bio-leaching for gems and now they have water that is contaminated and they need to find a way to filter it out so they can use that water and not pour all of the contaminants back into our water supply so they are going to be building filters and trying to neutralize the acidic water. He adds after that they will be mining for cookies and trying to extract some chocolate chips and they’ll be talking about asteroid mining and what those kinds of endeavors might look like in the future.
Other themes for the camp this year are space discovery, medical science, sustainability and genetics.