MINOCQUA - Most kids like to spend summer break fishing, camping or just hanging out.
But two Northwoods teenagers want to get right back into school in another country.
But they need help.
Two students at Lakeland Union High School only have 24 days left to meet their $6,000 goal.
Nathan Grebe and Steven Zhang are trying to raise money to join a three week summer camp in Beijing, China.
Their goal is to teach young children to read and speak English.
Just last week they started a project on online where you can see their plans.
Grebe hopes they will meet their goal.
"I've always been interested in China and the home life there. It would be really cool to go there." said Grebe.
"It's so big and I've never really been out of Minocqua other than a couple trips around the… Arizona and Washington D.C."
Zhang participated in the same Chinese summer camp last year.
But he wants Grebe to come along so they can share the culture of China with everyone else by filming it.
"Most people don't know a lot about it. It's just like China just seems like a faraway exotic, kind of alien idea to most people." Zhang said.
"Since Nate has never been outside the united states, it's his first time in a new country, hopefully documenting his experiences will give the average American a window to the world of Chinese culture."
They've raised just $520 so far.
Their deadline is June 14th.
You can help them achieve this goal by donating on their kickstarter page.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - People from all over the Northwoods celebrated Earth Day today. Students at Lac du Flambeau school participated in a natural resources fair today.
Classes, groups and individual students submitted projects to be judged. By doing the projects they learned the importance of Earth Day.
“Polluting could harm the earth and if that harms the earth later on we won't have a better earth to do stuff on like camping, or fishing, hiking and taking walks,” says Sky Risingsun, a Lac du Flambeau student.
35 projects were judged in the science competition. Each student was given a white spruce seed to take home and plant in their own yard.
“It's a white spruce which is a native tree to this area,” says Bryan Hoover, Lac du Flambeau Energy and Air Quality Coordinator. “We've got almost 500 of them and every student is going to take one home so that they can pick a spot in their yard to plant the new tree and watch that tree grow as it matures.”
MADISON - An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker says Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths.
Craig Trost, an aide to Rep. Chris Taylor, says in an email that Walker's office notified Taylor's office that he plans to sign the bill Wednesday.
Taylor, a Madison Democrat, and Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, developed the legislation in response to three high-profile deaths in the last 10 years. None of those incidents resulted in criminal charges.
Supporters say the new requirements will counter claims that police protect their own from consequences of using deadly force. But police observers say the bill could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done the investigations themselves.
The bill passed the Legislature earlier this year.
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