WAUSAU - Some of us just shovel snow, but three sculptors are turning it into a work of art.
Team USA Snow Sculptors are back for their 24th Snow Magic at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.
This year's sculpture is based off the museum's exhibition of magic themed artwork.
"They always choose a theme that relates to artwork on view, and in this case it's not based on a particular specific artwork, but more illustrating the theme of magic and the magic of snow sculpture and of artwork in general," says the museum's marketing and communications manager Amy Beck.
The sculptors are working all weekend long to finish the project by Sunday. The team has been together for almost 30 years.
"This is one of our regular stops each year, and they always treat us really well," says snow sculptor Mike Martino. "We enjoy the people coming out and talking to us. And this year we've got just wonderful conditions. This is great temperatures, perfect snow. They packed a really good block for us so it's really great."
They'll turn the snow into a rabbit emerging out of a hat to fit the museum's magical theme.
Visitors can see the sculpturing process through Sunday.
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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