CALS “majors” among choices at 2015 Grandparents University

PJ Liesch Grandparents U
PJ Liesch, manager of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab, works with students in the entomology major at the first session of Grandparents Univeristy. Photo courtesy of The Wisconsin Alumni Association.

CALS is offering several “majors” to participants in this year’s sessions of Grandparents University. The two-day program brings kids and their grandparents to campus to learn from each other and experience UW-Madison. Participants choose a “major” and participate in activities led by faculty, staff and students. The program also offers opportunities for social events, picnics, field trips and visits from Bucky.

Grandparents University is intended for children aged 7 to 14 and a grandparent or older adult relative. This year, three sessions are being offered throughout the month of July, and the first took place last week on July 9-10. The program started at UW-Madison in 2001, and versions of the program are now offered at as many as 16 other institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Check out The Wisconsin Alumni Associations’ flickr page for more photos of the first session.