Welcome to the Exploring District of the Northeast Iowa Council!
Programs 2018-12-13T20:47:12+00:00

Architecture & Architectural Engineering

  • Experience hands-on projects demonstrating architecture design principles and practices.
  • Learn about general architecture, phases of building design, sustainable design, and engineering systems in building design.
  • Discover what education and training is needed to be successful in the architecture field.

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

Broadcasting

  • Produce a commercial
  • Be part of a live broadcast
  • Learn social media strategies

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

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Conservation & Wildlife

  • Conduct water testing of groundwater
  • Populate fishing areas by spawning trout
  • Score deer antlers and learn about predator hunting

Monthly Meetings

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Computer Science

  • Write an App for an android device
  • Design and program a computer game that you can show your friends and family
  • Use RAPTOR, a programming tool designed at the U.S.Air Force Academy
  • Work with Loras professors and advanced computer science students

Weekly Meetings

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Culinary Arts

  • Work with the head chef
  • Plan a menu and prepare certain dishes and appetizers
  • Discover the tricks behind presentation of meals and dishes
  • Learn about the hours, pay, and education for the profession
  • Discuss restaurant management and how menus, service, and promotions affect the overall appeal of a restaurant

Weekly Meetings

 

Diesel Mechanics

  • Work with tools to explore the intricate engines of a Semi-tractor
  • Compete in a “Top Gun” competition
  • Work with a small circuit board and figure out how it relates to solving problems

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

Engineering & Technology

  • Get introduced to a wide array of engineering disciplines and some of the engineers that work in those disciplines.
  • Participate in hands-on activities such as an intorduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 3D modeling of components and assemblies
  • Discover what steps you can take to be on the engineering career path

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

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Firefighting and Emergency Services

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field

Program meets first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • More Information
  • Send completed application and $40 registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

Firefighting – Volga Fire Department

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field
Program is currently accepting applications.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • Send completed application and registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

Health Careers

  • Tour various departments of Finley Hospital, including pharmacy, surgery and radiology.
  • Meet professionals in the different health career fields and get answers to all career questions.
  • Participate in interactive activities in each health career specialty.

Look for next session in fall 2018!

Law Enforcement

    • Experience law enforcement by participating in activities like crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, and firearms handling and safety.
    • Ride along with a law enforcement officer
    • Discover what types of careers exist in law enforcement

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

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Law & Government

    • Experience a mock trial
    • Uncover your path to law school
    • Discover what types of careers exist in law and government

Weekly Meetings February 11-March 18

Nursing

  • Tour Mercy Medical Center and speak with nursing professionals throughout the hospital.
  • Learn nursing skills in the hands-on NICC skills lab.
  • Discover what specialties you can have in the nursing field.

Look for next session in fall 2019! 

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Sports Marketing

  • Learn what it takes to fill an arena for a sports team.
  • Discover the different areas required to promote a sports team.
  • Complete a job shadow with a member of the Saints professional staff.

Program meets at 5:00-6:00 PM on these dates: 12/4, 1/15, 2/19 & scheduled shadow opportunity

  • Download the application found HERE
  • More Information
  • Send completed application, confidentiality form, and $40 registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004