GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER CAMP PROGRAMS
EARN AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITATION
October 18th, 2012
CLEVELAND (October 18, 2012) – Great Lakes Science Center’s day camp program has been awarded accreditation from the American Camp Association (ACA) after successfully completing a thorough review and meeting more than 300 different standards related to safety, program operation, staff training and more.
“We take great pride in the scientific content and meaningful hands-on learning that we provide through our camps,” said Whitney Owens, vice president of education at Great Lakes Science Center. “This accreditation solidifies the high quality experience of our program.”
As a leading authority in youth development, ACA’s goal is to preserve, promote and improve the camp experience. Great Lakes Science Center is currently the only science center in the country with a day camp program that is ACA-accredited.
Winter Break Camps 2012 – 2013
Great Lakes Science Center will host one-day camps during winter break for grades K – 8 from Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, January 4. Campers can enjoy hands-on activities such as performing dissections, building a LEGO robot, conducting forensic investigations, studying frogs, learning astronomy and more. Visit www.GreatScience.com and click on “Winter Break Camps” for dates, descriptions and registration information.
Fall 2012 Programs
Great Lakes Science Center is offering a variety of fun and educational programs this fall, including a girls-only workshop, a family late night event and Scout badge workshops.
Girls Go Science, a day-long workshop for girls in grades 6 – 12, will be offered on Saturday, November 17 from 9 am to 2 pm. Girls can explore careers and enjoy hands-on sessions led by women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Extreme Science: CSI Late Night, on Friday, November 16, from 6 to 11:30 pm, is a forensics-themed family event. Adults and children can solve a mystery, analyze fingerprints, examine hair samples and perform DNA experiments.
The Gobble It Up fall workshop is geared to preschool children and features a harvest-themed story and fall-related hands-on activities. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 10:15 to 11:00 am (for ages 18 – 36 months) and 11:15 am to noon (for ages 3 – 5).
Boy Scout programs include Robotics Badge workshops (Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, November 18) and Scientist Badge workshop (Saturday, December 8). Girl Scout programs include Senses Badge workshop (Saturday, October 27), Geocache Badge workshop (Saturday, October 27), Home Scientist Badge workshop (Saturday, November 10), Inventor Badge workshop (Saturday, November 10) and Animal Habitats Badge workshop (Sunday, November 11).
Register for all programs by calling 216-621-2400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm). For more information, visit www.GreatScience.com.
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About Great Lakes Science Center:
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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