RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Farmer's Market want's to help area non-profits.
The market is every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park.
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is helping the market look for non-profits to hold bake sales. Each week one organization can set-up at the market and make a little extra money.
"It's just a great opportunity for an organization. We know so many non-profit organizations are always looking for ways to fundraise, so it's a great opportunity for them to do some of that during a time when there will be people around at the Farmer's Market," says Lara Reed, Executive Director of the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
There are picnic tables at the park for you to use, but you need to bring everything else you need to set up shop.
Organizations don't have to pay any fee to be set up at the market, you just have to be a non-profit from the Rhinelander area.
The farmer's market runs until October 19th. You can contact the chamber for more information.
RHINELANDER - Building a robot may seem like a pretty lofty summer camp goal, but teens in the Northwoods love the technological challenge.
It's all part of a summer camp that's heavy on science and social interaction.
13-year-old Sean Timm says the eight day robotics camp at Nicolet College mixed the best of both worlds.
"I like technology a lot more than I do outside stuff," Timm said. "It's kind of nice to have technology like drones to bring me outside. It's really fun."
Camp Instructor, Mike Wojtusik has many years of experience as a technology education teacher and robotics advisor. He wants kids to see the importance in learning these skills.
"The kids are getting experience from a mechanical engineering side, electrical engineering side, design, prototyping," said Wojtusik. "We try and cover as much as we can about the whole entire system."
Learning about robotics isn't the only thing these students do. Some of them are also exercising skills they'll need in the future.
"I think it's a great experience for them to understand what really goes on in the real world as far as a career," Wojtusik said.
Certain careers that often require teamwork.
"Challenging part is working with a team because you don't always agree on the same thing," said 12-year-old Louis Malais. "When you build a robot you do the most teamwork than I think in any other job."
As their final project, students design and build their own version of a remote control robot.
They are required to work in teams to sketch a vision, make prototypes and design a working model with aluminum.
"It's not just you know operating a piece of machinery, it's learning how that machinery is put together," Wojtusik said.
Students are piecing together machines and building future careers at the same time.
"If I were to get an opportunity to do something like this in the future, I would definitely take it," Timm said.
Throughout the course of the camp, students were exposed to prototyping, brainstorming, modeling, safety and sketching.
The last day of the robotics camp is scheduled to be Thursday, July 28.
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