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WINGS 2014 - Sub Camp Newsletter
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Science Sub Camp
July Newsletter


Hi Scientists!

There are now only four weeks to wait until WINGS 2014!!  As a team, we're definitely getting busier and I'm sure you are too.  There is quite a lot new information in this newsletter, along with the usual important reminders, so please read everything carefully...
 
Sub Camp Layout
 
You will soon be recieving an email with information on your pitch size during WINGS (if you haven't had it already).  If you have any queries about these, please get in touch as soon as possible as we are trying to finalise the plan.  The earlier we are made aware of any issues, the easier it will be for them to be addressed.  Please note that your pitch may change slightly before your arrival, but you should all have plenty of space for your unit.
 
Leader's Social
 
We'll be organising a leader's social event in our sub camp marquee, as a way for you to get to know your fellow Scientists, to meet our team and for us to meet you.  We haven't set an evening yet, but it'll be early on in the week and will most likely involve a quiz... Yippee!! Keep a look out for information posted on site, and for the quiz sign up sheet.

 
Favourite Scientists
 
As part of our sub camp programme, we will be running a scientist-themed activity. We're therefore asking you all to tell us your favourite scientists (or just a scientist who has done something particularly interesting in your opinion).  Please email your thoughts to the sub camp team, or comment on the related post on our facebook page.  We need to have your ideas within the next 7 days.
 
Equipment
 
Freezer Blocks: We will have a freezer in our sub camp HQ where you can re-freeze your freezer blocks on a rota basis throughout the week.  Freezer blocks must be named so your unit can be clearly identified.

Trolley: Your food will be provided in 60 litre boxes, so we recommend that you bring a trolley to help you transport these across the sub camp.  We also suggest that you nominate two responsible participants to collect the food for your unit each day.  This will help the process run quickly and smoothly.  We have a lot of food to be handed out, so please bare with us to begin with!

Cleaning Equipment: The larder boxes provided at the start of WINGS will not contain spray surface cleaners. Please bring these with you.  Washing up liquid, cloths and scourers will be provided.
 
WINGS Radio
 
WINGS 2014 will have its very own radio station, so you should add a radio to your group kit list.  You'll be able to request music, send in messages and even speak on air.  Get thinking of your favourite Science-themed tunes!
 
 
Smoking
 
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the sub camps.  Designated smoking areas will be made available for leaders and of-age participants .
 
Merchandise and Badges
 
There will be a limited amount of WINGS merchandise, including badges, available to buy on site, just in case you didn't manage to get your clothing order in on time. There will also be a designated area for badge swapping, so bring along your spares if you want to fill up your camp blankets!

Facebook
 
 The giant pink thumbs up will link you to our facebook page, where we have over 200 likes! Hooray!!   Reading is currently home to the highest number of our followers, and Cork is the most engaged; can you get your unit to bring your area up the leaderboard?!  Make sure you like us and get involved with the final countdown to WINGS 2014.  We'll also be posting updates during WINGS itself, so tell all your supporters about us too!


Fancy Dress
Don't forget your Science-themed fancy dress for our fantastic sub camp party on the Thursday night!
 
WINGS Got Talent
 
We're rather lacking in entries for the talent show at the moment! If you want to take part (which I think you definitely should!), please send an  email to adam.brinkworth@wings2014.org.uk with the details of your act.

Mousetrap
 
I hope your preparations for the mousetrap activity are coming along well? All the info went out in the previous newsletter, but if you have any problems, email adrian.sawyer@wiltshirescouts.org.uk.
 
Don't forget that your Mousetrap section and World Fair stall will need to be risk assessed before you arrive on site.
 
Birthdays
 
If a member of your unit will be celebrating a birthday whilst we are at WINGS, then please email Flic with their name, unit and the day they'll be celebrating. Unfortunately I can't promise a freshly baked cake, but we'll try and mark it in some way!



That's all folks!  I can't wait to meet you all in just 4 weeks time!  The arrivals day is clearly going to be very busy, but the Science team will be out and about on the sub camp to help you settle in to your home for the week; we're a very friendly bunch, so feel free to say hello if you see us around.  If you have any questions before hand, please get in touch in the usual ways.  If not, then see you at WINGS!

Flic

Science Communications Manager
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In This Newsletter:

Pitch Size Requests
Leader's Social
Favourite Scientists
Equipment
WINGS Radio
Parking Permits
Smoking
Merchandise/Badges
Facebook
Fancy Dress
WINGS Got Talent
Mousetrap
Birthdays




















 
Did you know?
 
The DNA in the nucleus of a human cell is actually about 2 metres in length!  It's packaged up really tightly by proteins, making it about two thousandths of a millimeter long, so it can fit into our cells.





















 
Did you know?
 
The gravitational pull on the moon is about a sixth of that on Earth!





















 
Did you know?
 
People contain more bacterial cells than they do human cells!  Most of the bacteria are beneficial to us though, so there's no need to worry!





















 
Did you know?
 
Every year, about seventeen thousand new species of animals, plants and fungi are discovered! Earlier this year, a new carnivorous mammal was discovered. It's called an 'olinguito' and it's very cute!


















 
Did you know?
 
Willis Lamb, an American physicist, was born in July.  He discovered how the electrons behave in a hydrogen atom!

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