GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER LAUNCHES
WINTER AND SPRING BREAK CAMPS FOR KIDS K-8
November 24th, 2008
What do you get when you combine “Messy Mixtures,” “Dino-Mite,” “LEGO® Robotics” and “Bug-Bots ROBOTS!”? You get a break camp that immerses students in a bevy of hands-on, interactive and unique classes, covering topics ranging from the science of magic to the astronomical phenomena of outer space, plus much more.
The Great Lakes Science Center will be hosting break camps during winter and spring breaks to educate and entertain kids K – 8th grade with a myriad of interactive content and exhibits. Camp content is designed according to age level, ensuring a high-quality experience for kids of all ages. Ranging from days filled with building and destroying bridges, to designing LEGO robots similar to the current robots on Mars, the kids’ days will be far from boring.
“Great Lakes Science Center’s mission is to stimulate interest and increase understanding of the sciences through interactive and hands-on education programming,” said Emily Fletcher, Manager of Camps, Classes and Outreach. “Science Camps offer many opportunities for young scientists, inventors, and engineers to explore our world in a fun way.”
The Winter Break Camp will start Friday, Dec. 26, and continue the following Monday, Dec. 29 – Jan. 2. The two Spring Break Camps offered will be Mar. 23 – 27 and Apr. 13 – 17. All the camps will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day, with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Highlights include “It is Rocket Science!”, where campers will get to build model rockets inside and outside the science center; “LEGO Robotics: Amusement Park” will teach kids how to create miniature models of their favorite amusement park rides; and “Charge it Up! High Voltage” will let campers create and store electricity, shock their instructors (literally), and create the bridge of fire and the science center’s plasma ball.
“Whether it’s designing a package to drop an egg 150 feet, building and programming a robot to complete a task, or exploring the night sky in our portable planetarium, our camps are designed to create authentic, hands-on, minds-on experiences – allowing the students to become the scientists,” said Fletcher. “Our campers are not only exposed to and engaged in science, they also have the opportunity to make new friends who share an interest in science.”
Fees for each camp are $42 per day and $38 for each additional day with reduced fees for members. Extended care fees are $5 before camp and $10 for after camp on a daily basis.
The following is a list of all classes offered during the winter and spring break camps:
• Bug-Bots ROBOTS!
• Build it Up, Break it Down
• Charge it UP! High Voltage
• The Greatest Space: Outer Space
• I Want My Mummy
• LEGO Robotics: Amusement Park
• LEGO Robotics: Space Station Mars
• Messy Mixtures
• Abracadabra: Science of Magic
• For the Love of Birds
• It is Rocket Science!
• LEGO Robotics: NXT
• LEGO Robotics: Remote Control
• Oh Chute!
• Plot Your Path
• Sensing the World Through Robots
• Take it Apart
• What’s Inside?
For a full schedule of the weeks’ events, please visit the Web site at www.greatscience.com or call (216) 621-2400. Online registration will soon be available via the Web site.
About the Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations and the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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