W.Va. State University Day Camp Promotes Ocean Exploration

7/6/2017
Contact: Jack Bailey
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July 6, 2017
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W.Va. State University Day Camp Promotes Ocean Exploration
 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) is hosting a free science-themed summer day camp July 17-21, entitled “Get Hooked on Ocean Exploration.” The camp targets students in grades K-2 with information and activities relating to ocean life, ecology, conservation and marine food chains.

“During the summer months, when many of us vacation at the beach, kids’ curiosity about ocean life and ecology is at its peak,” said Program Specialist Hannah Payne, camp coordinator. “Our goal with this day camp is to strengthen children’s understanding of the ocean through inquiry-based lessons and hands-on activities.”

The program is a special topic in WVSU’s growing list of youth programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The initiative is hosted by the University’s Center for the Advancement of STEM, with sites in both Charleston and Beckley.

“Get Hooked on Ocean Exploration” will take place in Hamblin Hall on the University’s Institute campus.

Registration is required by contacting Hannah Payne at (304) 553-8218 or hannah.payne@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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